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Tooreen Hill Tipperary County, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 457m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 66 Grid Reference: R91048 56062 This summit has been logged as climbed by 19 members. Recently by: jasonmc, Garmin, sandman, peter1, madfrankie, eamonoc, hivisibility, chalky, masiakaBlr, Fergalh, frankmc04, conormcbandon, paddyhillsbagger, FilHil, shaunkelly
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Longitude: -8.133029, Latitude: 52.656064 , Easting: 191048, Northing: 156062 Prominence: 212m,   Isolation: 3.6km
ITM: 590999 656105,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Toren, 10 char: Tooreen
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

Tooreen is the 704th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tooreen in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Tooreen wind farm base.
 
New Wind Farm
Short Summary created by paddyhillsbagger, jackill,  10 Jun 2012
Park at R92356 57035 A, room for 3 cars. This is a forest access track although it could be mistaken for a farm road as there are no trees visible at first. Walk up the track and through a forest barrier. In June 2012 heavy machinery is constructing a windfarm in the area. Walk along the track then turn southeast, leaving the track, at R90849 56316 B to cross rough ground made worse by machinery aiming for the firebreak in the trees ahead. Travel through this firebreak is not actually so bad. The summit is in a clearing with an anemometer mast nearby. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/597/comment/5356/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tooreen in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Not summit to get exited about
digging for coppers
by jackill  10 Dec 2011
Poor old Tooreen.You'd search long and hard to find a reason to visit its summit which consists of a mast in a rough clearing. The locality however is a little more interesting. Underneath its east face in the townland of Reafadda is an abandoned copper mine.Hollyford mine was in operation periodically between 1837 and 1862. The Mining Company of Ireland controlled operations from 1837 to 1839 but owing to problems with water mining was suspended and the lease was eventually cancelled in 1840. The mine was reopened under private hands and was worked more or less continuously from the mid 1840s until 1862 when low copper prices forced closure.
The host rock in the mine was described by Wynne (1860) as “hard grits and hard splintery shales”. Three mineralized lodes or veins occur in the area and all were mined to some degree. Two veins trend northnorthwest and are linked by a cross vein trending roughly east-west. The Ballycohen vein in the east was apparently the earliest worked; the Hollyford vein in the west was the one on which most mining was carried out in the mid-19th century. Workings on this vein reached 90 fathoms (165m). The Hollyford vein is described as a near-vertical vein ranging from 0.15 to almost 2m in width.
Several original mine features still remain on the site Of the two chimneys, one remains standing but is showing signs of instability. Only the base of the other chimney survives, covered in moss and surrounded by trees and shrubs. There is no obvious trace of most of the eight shafts that are marked on old maps. However, the main shaft, close to the chimney, is still visible but blocked at a depth of 2m below the surface. Local people have indicated that most shafts are merely covered over and not properly sealed. The mine manager’s house and adjacent mine buildings have been restored as a dwelling. The field in which the chimney stands is used as pasture for cattle.
The possibility of reopening the mine was raised in the Dail in 1956 however the Minister at the time stated he would only support its reopening as a private business venture. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/597/comment/6645/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tooreen in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Summit Area.
 
Garracummer/Mienvee Wind Farm
by sandman  11 Jun 2015
Not unusual for the Shannon Area a summit located in the middle of a wind farm but it sure makes access easy especially in this case as a marked trail runs thru it. Parking at the entrance R9026654933 C head for wind turbine T15 and just before same enter field thru farm gate heading for point R9104955949 D this will allow you an easy stroll to the summit without the problems associated with walking over felled forestry or thru planted trees. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/597/comment/18017/
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Just for peak baggers
by aidand  1 Nov 2011
Not the most exciting, Tooreen is in the middle of an extensive range of hills. The area is a mixture of forestry and upland farming. A mast has been erected on Toreen to evaluate winspeeds for a proposed windfarm. There are plenty of windmills in the area. I drove up the farmroad just to the south and asked for permission to climb the hill. This was given somewhat reluctantly with warnings about a bull and electric fences. I was up and down in 45 minutes. A misty day limited my views. To avoid crossing farmland you could walk up through the forest from Barna (marked on the OS map 66 to the north east of Tooreen. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/597/comment/6606/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tooreen in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Debris from the felling activities.
Wind farm ready ...
by FilHil  6 Apr 2012
I had Tooreen still to bag to complete the cluster of hills in Co. Tipperary.

Felling has now been completed and a contractor is ‘landscaping’ the former forest area. The stony tracks look too good for just forestry so they are probably destined for wind farm access. No doubt the anemometer near the top will have measured all there is to measure and Tooreen will undergo the same as neighbouring Knockastanna i.e. plunk a couple of turbines on its slope, padlock the gate it and plaster ‘No Trespassing’ signs all over.

I started from the forestry entrance at Barna (pointed out by jackill) then pushed up in a SW direction partly over an adjacent field partly over an old access road on the edge of the former forest, passing through an area called Cummer Beg on some maps, proceeded as best as possible to the top avoiding debris from the felling activities.

It took about 1 hour to reach the top of this otherwise unexciting hill.

At Barna there is a sign about a temporary diversion of the Multeen Way which presumably ran over Tooreen (I did not investigate further). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/597/comment/6757/
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