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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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Purple Mountain Mountain An Sliabh Corcra A name in Irish
This is almost certainly a name coined in English. Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 832m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V88640 85172
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Longitude: -9.62251, Latitude: 52.007906 , Easting: 88640, Northing: 85172 Prominence: 597m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 488612 585230,   GPS IDs, 6 char: PrplMn, 10 char: PrplMntn
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

In his Topographical Dictionary of Ireland of 1837, Samuel Lewis reports that Purple Mountain is ‘so called from the colour of the shivered slate on its surface.’ The Irish version looks like a back-translation from the English by OSI. References to Tomish or Toomish Mountain (i.e. Tomies) in The Ancient and Present State of the County of Kerry (1756) by Charles Smith make it clear that this name applied to the whole of what is now known as Purple Mountain. A number of 19th century sources confirm this, and this explains why Purple Mountain is not marked on the 6 map, though Tomies and Shehy Mountain are.   Purple Mountain is the highest mountain in the Purple Mountain area and the 28th highest in Ireland. Purple Mountain is the most westerly summit and also the second most southerly in the Purple Mountain area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Purple Mountain in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn and shelter
 
Jaunting car chaos
by Colin Murphy  3 Aug 2014
The drive up from Kate Kearney’s Cottage took me almost as long as the ascent up Purple Mountain from the Gap of Dunloe, due to the traffic jam of jaunting cars along the narrow road at 11am. I’d suggest anyone wishing to start from this point approach from the road to the south, or you’ll waste a good 45 minutes of your day! Having said that, it is a fine walk up a sizeable and distinctive mountain, topped with a cairn and an old ring shelter, which provides welcome relief from the cold wind that seems a permanent feature of the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/17585/
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