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Purple Mountain Area , Cen: Purple Mountain Subarea
Feature count in area: 6, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Purple Mountain 832m

Starting Places (9) in area Purple Mountain:
Derrycunihy Church, Gap of Dunloe Head of, Gap of Dunloe Kate K, Killarney Hiking Parking Lot, Muckross Lake S, Shaking Rock W, Shamrock Farmhouse B&B, Tomies Lough Leane NW, Torc Waterfall CP

Summits & other features in area Purple Mountain:
Cen: Purple Mountain: Purple Mountain 832m, Purple Mountain NE Top 757m, Shehy Mountain 762m, Tomies Mountain 735m, Tomies Mountain North Top 568m
SW: Eagles Nest: Eagles Nest 334m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Tomies Mountain North Top, 568m Mountain An Chathair mullach thuaidh) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Tomies Mountain. Tomies Rock an extra name in English, Bearna, Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Beg, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Tomies Mountain North Top is the 371st highest place in Ireland. Tomies Mountain North Top is the most northerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Purple Mountain area.
Grid Reference V89121 87468, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 135 members, recently by: farmerjoe1, Kirsty, marymac, kieran117, grainne1397, maoris, Lucy.boland, SeanPurcell, Carolineswalsh, NualaB, Krzysztof_K, Moirabourke, JohnRea, Ansarlodge, JohnHoare
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Longitude: -9.616223, Latitude: 52.028638, Easting: 89121, Northing: 87468, Prominence: 20m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 489095 587526
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Tms568, 10 char: TmsMntnNrt

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Summary for Tomies Mountain North Top (An Chathair mullach thuaidh)): Approach from north.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2022-06-20 09:40:37
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Picture: Summit marker with Cnoc an Bhraca and Cnoc na dTarbh in distance.
Usually done in conjunction with Tomies itself. One approach is from the north, parking in Tomies Wood car park at A (V90044 89268). 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 B (V89546 88339) 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.
Member Comments for Tomies Mountain North Top (An Chathair mullach thuaidh))

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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 C (V90049 89233) and follows the stream which flows past the entrance to the woods. Great wild walk with no trails. Linkback:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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