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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 342 members. Recently by: hawkeye.john62, JoannaS, Eoin75, Damien25, 40Shades, ShayGlynn, Ulsterpooka, tommccarthy, Mushhaze, conormcbandon, Wildrover, Balor, Wilderness, David-Guenot, JohnAshton
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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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The final of the fab four in the Purple Group! Af .. by Geo   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tomies Mountain in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: Tomies viewed from Purple NE top. Strickeen is to the left. Dingle Bay in the background
 
paulocon on Tomies Mountain, 2010
by paulocon  25 Feb 2010
The fourth top of my circuit of the Gap. From Purple NE top, there is an initial steep descent followed by a leisurely walk up to Tomies. Again, the views across to the Eastern Reeks are magnificent from here. The descent from Tomies really is a slog - head for spot height 568 (roughly N-NW) then head North down the thick heather clad slopes of Tomies. Aim for the bright green shed as the track back down to the road is accessed from this point. Going down the heather, I was glad that I'd tackled the purples from the South as I'd imagine an ascent over this ground would be quite tough.
Walked back up by Kate Kearneys and on to the Eastern Reeks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/4411/
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Panoramic views .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
 
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