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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
Place visited by 365 members. Recently by: Lauranna, PaulNolan, Bunsen7, Juanita, Singo, ilenia, strangeweaver, anekk11, Oileanach, Dean, summitstrife, elin, davsheen, Hadleigh, fingal
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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 84th highest place in Ireland. Tomies Mountain is the second most northerly summit in the Purple Mountain area.

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DickyDonut on Tomies Mountain, 2003
by DickyDonut  30 Jul 2003
See my entry re. Purple Mountain. The sun shone on Tomies when we arrived there, walking south to north on the ridge, and we found a beautiful clump of St Patrick's Cabbage! The way down was a little loose and I would not have fancied it coming the other way. Even trying out the newly bought GPS system got rather lost seeking the end of a fence described in our guide, apparently crossing our route several times! However, the ultimate destination was clear so this was not problem, if you don't mind going sideways down steps of heather, with occasional holes between them! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/594/
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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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