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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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Tomies Mountain Mountain An Chathair A name in Irish
Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 735m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V89498 86767 This summit has been logged as climbed by 347 members. Recently by: wjnunan, IainT, amgall, jacek22m, Terry-Parker, hawkeye.john62, JoannaS, Eoin75, Damien25, 40Shades, ShayGlynn, Ulsterpooka, tommccarthy, Mushhaze, conormcbandon
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Longitude: -9.610521, Latitude: 52.022424 , Easting: 89498, Northing: 86767 Prominence: 60m,   Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 489471 586827,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TmsMnt, 10 char: TmsMntn
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Cathair ('stone fort') is the name of the highest point (735m) of Tomies Mountain, but not the name of the mountain as a whole (TH). References to Tomish or Toomish Mountain in The Ancient and Present State of the County of Kerry (1756) make it clear that this name applied to the whole of what is now called Purple Mountain. When the name Purple Mountain gained currency in the 19th century as the name applied to the massif in general and its highest top, the name Tomies Mountain was probably relegated in status, referring only to the subsidiary peak. Joyce gives the Irish name as Tuamaidhe and explains it in reference to the two sepulchral heaps of stones on the summit (PWJ, vol. I, p. 336).   Tomies Mountain is the 87th highest summit in Ireland. Tomies Mountain is the second most northerly summit in the Purple Mountain area.

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Follow me up to Tomies .. by group   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
See my entry re. Purple Mountain. The sun shone o .. by DickyDonut   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
mart on Tomies Mountain, 2005
by mart  21 Aug 2005
I climbed from the side road near the Bridge north of Kate Kearney's,
making my way up the ridge visible from the road. There is a path a
long the ridge but when you reach the steep northern face you seem to
be on your own and it is just a matter of winding your way up.
Once the ground levels out at about 2000ft you can easily pick out the
summits. Tomies mountain presents a steep finale, which may be across a
jumble of large rocks, if you pick your route wrong. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/1895/
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I do not seem to be alone in finding the descent .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
Like its higher companions, Tomies Mountain is a .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
Four of us did the walk over Tomies and Purple Mo .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
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