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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: -9.610506, Latitude: 52.022416 , Easting: 89498, Northing: 86767 Prominence: 60m,   Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 489472 586826,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tomies Mountain in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: Tomies (left) and Purple Mountain from the north
 
Follow me up to Tomies
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, jackill,  24 Jul 2014
Park on the roadside at V872 838 A, room for 5 cars, and follow the track past Madmans seat and on to the Glas Loch.
Follow the west shore then steeply up to the east at the back of the lake. This path is very unstable just before the ridge at 560 meters elevation.
Cross over to the eastern side of the ridge, try to pick up zig-zig path that leads eventually to V884 851 B, the col between point 793 meters and the summit of Purple.
Continue on to Tomies
There are two ways down from Tomies.Follow a route directly rough heather which makes for slow unpleasent progress until you gain the lower slopes, it is undoubtable that this is the safer route. The other way is to descend over short heather to the top of Tomies rock . In bad visibility or windy weather be careful, it would be very easy to walk straight over the edge!. Just before you reach the the rocks there is a path close to the cliff edge which will lead you eventually down to a gentler slope- this route has magnificent views over the Gap of Dunloe. Once the lower slopes are gained at around V889 885 C head towards the green shed at V888 892 D, keep to western side of the wire fence( fence and shed are marked only on Hardys map) this marks the corner of the track back to the main road. At V887 893 E on this track either fork will take you to the main road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/4844/
 
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)
 
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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