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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 Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 832m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V88640 85172
Place visited by 436 members. Recently by: bergman, JimMc, Felix, Lauranna, CaminoPat, reespdr, Bunsen7, Deise-Man, PaulNolan, Owenloughrey, hawklord, oakesave, msammon, ilenia, Juanita
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Longitude: -9.622482, Latitude: 52.007916 , Easting: 88640, Northing: 85172 Prominence: 597m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 488614 585231,   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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Climbed from the north over Tomies, and a great b .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
I climbed this starting from Kate's Cottage, alon .. by ssmith   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
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skyehigh on Purple Mountain, 2005
by skyehigh  21 Aug 2005
From Purple Mountain there is a fine view up Cummeenduff Glen. Stumpa Duloigh and Broaghnabinnia are the mountains at its head. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/1899/
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Purple mtn climbed on Saturday 7th February 2009. .. by Geo   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
Fresh dusting of snow, clear skies, sunshine, gen .. by paulocon   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
Smooth as glass .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
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