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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 175 members. Recently by: sandilandsn, Martinpeak, tommccarthy, conormcbandon, Wildrover, Balor, Wilderness, David-Guenot, trekker, JohnAshton, PeakPaul, peter1, Anavinet, melohara, mountainmike
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Longitude: -9.600264, Latitude: 52.013019 , Easting: 90178, Northing: 85706 Prominence: 47m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 490152 585765,   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 67th highest in Ireland. Shehy Mountain is the second most easterly summit in the Purple Mountain area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Shehy Mountain in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
 
Geo on Shehy Mountain, 2009
by Geo  9 Feb 2009
Number three of the four mountains in the purple group. We reached it easily from Purple NE Top and it could have been an easy thing to discount it as just another peak bagged. As we reached it, however a keen eye looking skyward twigged what we argued to be a golden eagle. I took a couple of quick pic's but not being a wildlife photographer my results weren't brilliant, but I've attached my best! Can anyone testify to whether it was a golden eagle or were we deluding ourselves. Answers on a postcard... Anyway we dropped down a couple of metres to the southern side of the cairn and found a lovely flat rock bench drenched in sunlight where we could have lunch. While that was being eaten a mountain hare loped by, giving us scarcely a sideways glance. For the final thrilling instalment please tune in to Tomies summit comments as we attempt to bag our fourth 100 today. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/68/comment/3578/
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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)
 
Red deer and rhododendrons .. by peter1   (Show all for Shehy Mountain)
 
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