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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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Geo on Tomies Mountain, 2009
by Geo  9 Feb 2009
The final of the fab four in the Purple Group! After our wildlife experiences on Shehy we returned via the shoulder of Purple NE to Tomies. It was the easy part of the last leg of our trip. Dropping down the mountain towards Kate Kearneys was hard work in the slippy snow. and we drifted too far left and almost missed the path down towards the famous Green Shed described in jackill's walk guide. From there and easy walk out to the road and then left and up to the car park. For quite a modest investment of energy and 12 km of walking we had bagged 4 of the top 100 and had a really enjoyable day! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/3579/
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The fourth top of my circuit of the Gap. From Pur .. by paulocon   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
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