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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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Picture: The northern slopes of Tomies
Peter Walker on Tomies Mountain, 2008
by Peter Walker  17 Apr 2008
Four of us did the walk over Tomies and Purple Mountain on a crisp day in mid-April with excellent atmospheric clarity and occasional showers. Starting from Kate Kearney's (882890 F), walking back north up the road before turning right past the bridge...this lane seems to stable many of the jaunting horses, and smells accordingly. And once the going underfoot gets wetter, getting onto the hillside can become a bit of an epic that would probably only become fun if wearing wellies and a gas mask. The climb itself is a bit of a flog through energy-sapping heather, but I still maintain this route is better done in this direction: tarmac might be hard, but the walk back through the Gap (if returning to the start) is much less trying on the temper. If you come across the new(ish) deer fence, stay on the Gap side of it, to save you having to cross it again later. Hardly any traces of a path until you cross a prominent foretop, then the going is straightforward up to the top, which has good shelter from the wind and excellent views. The pic gives an idea of the terrain on the climb, although it does show one of the shallower bits... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/3050/
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