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Purple Mountain Area
Maximum height for area: 832 metres,   Summits in area: 6,   Maximum prominence for area: 597 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 78 For all tops   Highest summit: Purple Mountain, 832m
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Shehy Mountain Mountain Seiche A name in Irish
(Ir. Seiche [TH], ‘a hide or skin’) Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 762m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V90178 85706 This summit has been logged as climbed by 177 members. Recently by: wjnunan, IainT, sandilandsn, Martinpeak, tommccarthy, conormcbandon, Wildrover, Balor, Wilderness, David-Guenot, trekker, JohnAshton, PeakPaul, peter1, Anavinet
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Longitude: -9.600264, Latitude: 52.01301 , Easting: 90178, Northing: 85706 Prominence: 47m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 490152 585764,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ShhyMn, 10 char: ShhyMntn
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

Previously Shehy Mor in MV. This name, found on the OSI 1:25,000 map of the Reeks (1991), was the personal creation of J. C. Coleman ('The Mountains of Killarney', p. 30).   Shehy Mountain is the second highest mountain in the Purple Mountain area and the 68th highest in Ireland. Shehy Mountain is the second most easterly summit in the Purple Mountain area.

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Number three of the four mountains in the purple .. by Geo   (Show all for Shehy Mountain)
Not much to add to what is one here already, a ve .. by paulocon   (Show all for Shehy Mountain)
This is a short gentle walk from Tomies South/Pur .. by mart   (Show all for Shehy Mountain)
The short diversion to Shehy Mor from the Purple- .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Shehy Mountain)
After Purple, a simple ascent .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Shehy Mountain)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Shehy Mountain in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: Torc and Mangerton from Shehy
Red deer and rhododendrons
by peter1  11 Nov 2015
I missed out on climbing Shehy Mountain from the Purple/Tomies direction on a few occasions and I really did not want to reclimb them
in order to climb Shehy. This meant approaching Shehy from either the north through Tomies wood - see earlier comments - or from the south-east, the Kenmare road.
I chose the latter as I thought that it would provide the chance of exploration of an unknown/unrecorded ascent.
I'm pretty sure it has been climbed from this direction before now, it's just that I couldn't find any reference.
The ground is certainly boggy until you start to climb out of O'Sullivan's Punch Bowl but no more boggy than a lot of other Irish hills! The climb up through the old (Oak?) wood to the south of the summit is very pleasant and I came across a number of Red deer on the ascent. On the day I was there (Nov 1st, 2015), the weather was fantastic and the views from the summit were superb. I descended the east ridge hoping to pick up the track that goes through Tomies wood to the Kenmare road and this meant descending through a thick rhododendron 'forest', which was extremely hard going. However, after hitting the track, the route out through Tomies wood is one I would recommend to anyone looking for a low level walk, or a short day out. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/68/comment/18387/
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