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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 179 members. Recently by: marchiggins, bryanmccabe, wjnunan, IainT, sandilandsn, Martinpeak, tommccarthy, conormcbandon, Wildrover, Balor, Wilderness, David-Guenot, trekker, JohnAshton, PeakPaul
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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 67th highest in Ireland. Shehy Mountain is the second most easterly summit in the Purple Mountain area.

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Fabulous views .. by group   (Show all for Shehy Mountain)
 
Two of us did a walk up Shehy on the 15 Nov 08. W .. by pkenneally   (Show all for Shehy Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Shehy Mountain in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: North face of the Shehy
 
dbloke on Shehy Mountain, 2009
by dbloke  11 Jun 2009
Twice as many people have logged Purple and Tomies as climbed than Shehy. Most probably because like me they couldn't be arsed to make the detour at the time. Which left me having to bag it separately. I decided to follow salee's 'Tomies Purple and Shehy starting at Lake' as described in the Walk section, but was quickly stopped in my tracks. Turning right on the Tomies Wood track at V900 892 C now brings you face to face with 20ft high wall of gorse bush. As I'd left my machete at home I decided to continue and try to find a way through the woods further along. In the end I ended up doing the walk clockwise. You get to see Shehy's better side from this direction, and the view of all of Killarney's lakes is unobstructed from the 571 high point. Also I wouldn't fancy sliding down the steep heathery slope from there. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/68/comment/3845/
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Tough Descent .. by droginexile   (Show all for Shehy Mountain)
 
The eastern panorama from Shehy Mor, including Lo .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Shehy Mountain)
 
An easy diversion from the Tomies-Purple Mtn ridg .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Shehy Mountain)
 
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