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Tory HillHillSliabh gCruinn A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh gCruinn [OG], 'round mountain')KilkennyCounty, in Binnion List, Red, brown conglomerate & sandstone Bedrock
Height:292mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75,76Grid Reference: S59612 22188This place has been logged as visited by 32 members. Recently by: DeltaP, jlk, maike, mountainmike, bbarry2015, bryanjbarry, Garmin, markmjcampion, chalky, eamonoc, Pepe, thomasgaffney, Fergalh, theredyin, Geansai I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
The name Sliabh gCruinn also occurs in Co. Waterford (Slievegrine). The English name, Tory Hill, refers to a raparee. There is also a hill of this name in Co. Limerick. According to Rev. William Carrigan (the History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory, 1905), Tory Hill in Kilkenny was so named from a famous outlaw named Edmund Den, who flourished in this locality, about the year 1700. Carrigan also reports that an annual pattern took place on the 2nd Sunday of July, locally known as 'Tory Hill Sunday' or 'Frochan Sunday'. On the flat ground below [the hill] called the Faithche (now the townland of Fahy), great games of hurling were said to have been held, sixty players to a side (MacNeill, 230-231).
Tory Hill is the 1065th highest summit in Ireland. Tory Hill is the most southerly summit in the South Midlands area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/962/