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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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Eagles Nest Hill Kerry County, in Binnion List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 334m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V92100 83700
Place visited by 18 members. Recently by: mullaghteelin, thomas_g, Cobhclimber, summitstrife, jacek22m, frankmc04, spoodle58, chalky, markmjcampion, omurchu, maryp, 1337Jerry, vecnyhlad, Conor74, DenisMc
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Longitude: -9.571651, Latitude: 51.995375 , Easting: 92100, Northing: 83700 Prominence: 105m,  Isolation: 2.8km
ITM: 492073 583759,   GPS IDs, 6 char: EglsNs, 10 char: EglsNest
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Eagles Nest is the 1082th highest place in Ireland. Eagles Nest is the most southerly summit and also the most easterly in the Purple Mountain area.

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Wet Rough Scramble to a Scenic Treasure
Short Summary created by ciarraioch,  13 Apr 2014
Park at the carpark for Dinish Cottage on the Killarney-Kenmare Road at V95033 84689 A. Head down along the tarred walking trail along Muckross Lake towards Dinish. Just before the bridge to Dinish at V93791 85183 B, swing left on the trail through the trees to the old bridge at the Meeting of the Waters. Travel over this bridge heading west until clear of the shrubbery. Now the fun begins - don't even consider it after wet weather! Avoiding the swampy ground, make your way south westwards along rocky ridges as best you can towards the mountain, aiming for the little lake at V92935 84560 C. As rough as it has been to here, it gets rougher! Find a line up the steep wooded and overgrown hill as best you can, involving a more or less continuous scramble. We took a line that brought us to the little col immediately to the west of the summit. Tough going! Great views of the lakes and back up the valley to the Upper Lake and the Black Valley. It is hard to believe that the main Ring of Kerry road passes through the valley - from this vantage it looks untouched by human hand. Once on the ridge travel east to the summit and then further east along the ridge to a wonderful viewing point over the Long Range.
Although a very low hill in height, this is a tougher expedition than most.
Sean Higgisson gives a good account of a similar route in one of his books.
The attached photo, taken with an old Blackberry does not really do it justice. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1108/comment/15352/
 
Finest views in Kerry? .. by Conor74   (Show all for Eagles Nest)
 
Tough but worth it .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Eagles Nest)
 
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