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Purple Mountain Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 78 
Highest place:
Purple Mountain, 832m
Maximum height for area: 832 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 597 metres,
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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 place has been logged as visited by 360 members. Recently by: ilenia, strangeweaver, anekk11, Oileanach, Dean, summitstrife, elin, davsheen, Hadleigh, fingal, patmoran, bryanmccabe, eflanaga, wjnunan, IainT
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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 86th highest summit in Ireland. Tomies Mountain is the second most northerly summit in the Purple Mountain area.

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See my entry re. Purple Mountain. The sun shone o .. by DickyDonut   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
 
I climbed from the side road near the Bridge nort .. by mart   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
 
I do not seem to be alone in finding the descent .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
 
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skyehigh on Tomies Mountain, 2005
by skyehigh  21 Aug 2005
Like its higher companions, Tomies Mountain is a superb viewpoint. This photo of the Reeks across the gap of Dunloe needs no explanation. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/1902/
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Four of us did the walk over Tomies and Purple Mo .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
 
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