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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: 52.84676 , Easting: 173736, Northing: 177344 Prominence: 402m,   Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 573691 677385,   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 705th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tountinna in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Tountinna on the right as seen from Moylussa
Masts don't always spoil a view.
Short Summary created by jackill,  17 Jun 2012
It is possible to drive to the summit area using the access road beginning at R73439 76446 A.
This road is steep at the start so not one for a frosty day.The top is marked by a wide parking area with some seating next to a fenced off communications tower.
Extensive views of the whole Shannon region and Lough Derg.
Access is also possible by parking at R73560 78032 B and following the Lough Derg way uphill. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/596/comment/5355/
What views. The twelve pins way to the west and t .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Tountinna)
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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