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Purple Mountain Area   Cen: Purple Mountain Subarea
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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Tomies Mountain North Top Mountain An Chathair mullach thuaidh) A name in Irish, also Tomies Rock an extra name in English For origin of name, see Tomies Mountain. Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin Beg, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 568m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V89121 87468
Place visited by 107 members. Recently by: mh400nt, caiomhin, nupat, childminder05, NMangan, Colin Murphy, FoxyxxxLoxy, eiremountains, ahogan, Clairo36, nickywood, MichaelButler, rogers, Deise-Man, Bissboy
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Longitude: -9.616223, Latitude: 52.028638 , Easting: 89121, Northing: 87468 Prominence: 20m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 489095 587526,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Tms568, 10 char: TmsMntnNrt
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Tomies Mountain North Top is the 369th highest place in Ireland. Tomies Mountain North Top is the most northerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Purple Mountain area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tomies Mountain North Top (<i>An Chathair mullach thuaidh)</i>) in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: Summit marker with Cnoc an Bhraca and Cnoc na dTarbh in distance.
 
Approach from north.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  20 Jun 2022
Usually done in conjunction with Tomies itself. One approach is from the north, parking in Tomies Wood car park at V90044 89268 starA. Go in the gate and follow the track around to the right. At the first bend leave the track and head south into wood keeping the stream on your right for a while. The river can be crossed easily after a dry period but if it's in spate there are a few bridges provided by fallen trees. Leaving the wood you will see Tomies North on the right with Tomies itself looming on the left, with two spurs dropping down towards you. The spur on the right is steeper but gives more direct access to the north top. Head SSW towards V89546 88339 starB and proceed up the slope. The approach is mostly grass with some heather. The summit is marked by a large pile of stones. Allow 3 hours up and down. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1421/comment/18049/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tomies Mountain North Top (<i>An Chathair mullach thuaidh)</i>) in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: view from summit towards Dunherron mountains
Rugged route from new access road at Tomies Wood.
by markmjcampion  23 Dec 2020
See my new comment on Tomies itself for a detailed route which starts at V90049 89233 starC and follows the stream which flows past the entrance to the woods. Great wild walk with no trails. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1421/comment/21851/
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by geohappy  12 Jul 2015
On returning home from the Killarney Challenge yesterday (sadly washed and blown out with almost all not completing) I logged on to add my peaks and discovered this one, which must be one of the new Arderin Begs as there is no comment yet. As it was the only peak not covered in cloud, I can say the views were great to the north but the imposing ridge to the south was out of sight. The route we took (2 groups of 75 starting at a 30 minute interval) follows simon3's well described route (track 2560). We continued on to Tomies and Purple but the weather steadily worsened. This north-south walk is great and I plan to come back to see what I missed. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1421/comment/18185/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tomies Mountain North Top (<i>An Chathair mullach thuaidh)</i>) in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn of Tomies North Top. 568m.
 
Summit Cairn .
by hivisibility  13 Jul 2015
And here is the summit cairn of Tomies North Top. Taken during the High Peaks challenge before the weather turned rotten. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1421/comment/18187/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tomies Mountain North Top (<i>An Chathair mullach thuaidh)</i>) in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: The Gap of Dunloe from Tomies North.
A fine top in its own right.
by Colin Murphy  20 Jun 2022
Tomies North Top gets less press that it's big brother, but it is a very fine top in its own right, offering superlative views in all directions, including fine panoramas over Lough Leane to the east and even better vies of the Reeks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1421/comment/23557/
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