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Tountinna Hill Tonn Toinne A name in Irish
(Ir. Tonn Toinne [OSI], 'wave of the wave') Tipperary County, in Carn List, Fine & some coarser greywacke Bedrock

Height: 457m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R73736 77344 This summit has been logged as climbed by 72 members. Recently by: sandilandsn, Eoin75, hivisibility, MichaelE, Michael-n, Cobhclimber, Alatar, kmicheal, Solliden, cathalferris, benronayne, dtlibra, chalky, kitchen, jlk
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Longitude: -8.390552, Latitude: 52.846733 , Easting: 173736, Northing: 177344 Prominence: 402m,   Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 573691 677382,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Tntn, 10 char: Tountinna
Bedrock type: Fine & some coarser greywacke, (Slieve Bernagh Formation & conglom & coarse greywacke)

This tautological name is explained by the fact that it has been corrupted from its original form, Tul Toinne, 'hillock of the wave'. The wave in question was the biblical flood, which, according to Lebor Gabála Érenn (commonly known as the Book of Invasions), drowned most of the members of the first invasion of Ireland, led by Cesair. Fionntán was the only member of the party who took refuge in this mountain. While the others were drowned in the deluge, he survived to tell the tale to later generations. Near the summit is a tomb known as the Graves of the Leinstermen. A legend associates this with a bloody dispute between some of Brian Boru's men and some visiting nobles from Leinster, but the tomb is actually prehistoric. A lower hillock to the N is called Knockaunreelyon (Cnocán Rí Laighean, 'hillock of the king of Leinster').   Tountinna is the 706th highest summit in Ireland.

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Masts don't always spoil a view. .. by group   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tountinna in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Loughderg from Tountinna
 
YoungJohn on Tountinna, 2010
by YoungJohn  30 Mar 2010
What views. The twelve pins way to the west and the wicklow mountains snowcapped to the east. This view rivals Ard Erins in the Slievebloom for expanse of countryside but Tountinna has Loughderg, shining blue on this clear day, 8th March 2010. I had to use the binoculars to be sure it was the Twelvepins and the Wicklow Mountains. Southwards The Galtees, Ballyhoura's, eastwards Keeper, the Devils Bit range from Knockanora to Benduff, way to the southeast the Knockmealdowns...and way to the south west barely visible the fabled Kerry Mountains....(I vow to return to get photo's). West wards the Slieve Bearna, Aughty's and the hills of Clare overlooking Galway bay (the bay may or may not be visble there was a slight ground mist). The great surprise was the Twelvepins and the Maumturks way way to the west. Northwards the Slieveblooms. Northeast along the Shannon - Shannonbridge Power Station to its left the seven sister woods of Eyrecourt. How to get there. I went into Ballina from the Birdhill direction. Go straight then take the first left along the loughderg drive. This road downgrades into a narrow country road but eventually it climbs to a viewing point, called the gravesof the Leinster men viewing point, near a telecoms mast. Opposite this mast there is a woodenpost with a hillwalker sign on it. The path appears to be recently dug. This route takes you all the way to the summit and those awe inspiring views. One point of interest more the trig is contained in a large plastic pipe but its not at the summit. The aerials are. Of course there is the service road... climbed today 28/3/10 with BigEoin, photo of Loughderg to prove it. NB The name of the hill on which stands the Millenium Cross and the ruins of the cross erected to celebrate the Eucharistic Conference in 1932 is Laghtea, it is 1,088 ft over sea level. I note that it is not listed on Mountainviews. While it is only a small height up from the road it is probably 500 ft over the lake at least, it is a maybe.....perhaps due to its great views it should be considered for inclusion! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/596/comment/4487/
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Biggest problem I had with getting to the top of .. by paulocon   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
Tountinna offers fantastic views all over the Sha .. by gerloughnanne   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
Small Diversion .. by three5four0   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
I strolled onto tountinna today for a morning ram .. by oldsoldier   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
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