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Mangerton Area , NW: Torc Subarea
Feature count in area: 28, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Mangerton 838.2m

Starting Places (30) in area Mangerton:
Cummeenboy Stream, Derrycunihy Church, Dunkerron Mid, Garries Bridge, Gowlane School Ruin, Hidden Valley Pet Farm, Inchimore West, Kenmare Bridge, Killarney Hiking Parking Lot, Knockanaskill N, Knocknsallagh Bridge, Loo River Junction, Looscaunagh Lough W, Lough Barfinnihy CP, Lough Guitane E, Lough Guitane SE, Lough Guitane W, Lynes Farm, Mangerton Walk N CP, Mangerton Walk Start, Molls Gap, Muckross Lake S, Old Rail Level Crossing, Poulacapple, River Roughty, Rossacroo na Loo Forest, Sahaleen Bridge, Shaking Rock W, Shronaboy Farm MTB, Torc Waterfall CP

Summits & other features in area Mangerton:
Cen: Dromderlough: Dromderalough 650m, Dromderalough NE Top 654m, Dromderalough NW Top 625m, Knockbrack 610m, Knockrower 554m, Shaking Rock 402m
Cen: Inchimore: Inchimore 256m
Cen: Mangerton: Glencappul Top 700m, Mangerton 838.2m, Mangerton North Top 782m, Stoompa 705m, Stoompa East Top 608m
NE: Crohane: Bennaunmore 454m, Carrigawaddra 425m, Crohane 650m, Crohane SW Top 477m
NW: Torc: Cromaglan Mountain 371m, Torc Mountain 534.8m, Torc Mountain West Top 479.4m
SE: Esknabrock: Esknabrock 406m
SW: Peakeens: Derrygarriff 492m, Derrygarriff West Top 382m, Foardal 409.8m, Knockanaguish 509m, Peakeen Mountain 554.7m, Peakeen Mountain Far NW Top 525.5m, Peakeen Mountain North-West Top 522.7m, Peakeen Mountain West Top 538.7m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Torc Mountain, 534.8m Mountain Sliabh Torc A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Sliabh Torc [OG*], 'mountain of wild boar'), Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Lists, Torc Mountain is the 462nd highest place in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.
Grid Reference V95577 83931, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 460 members, recently by: ToughSoles, eimirmaguire, MartMc, MeabhTiernan, Lucy.boland, maoris, Carolineswalsh, ger.obrien, Tuigamala, abeach, Padraigin, Kaszmirek78, Iamcan, Moirabourke, garrettd
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Longitude: -9.521116, Latitude: 51.99812, Easting: 95577, Northing: 83932, Prominence: 300m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 495550 583991
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: The name of Torc Mountain, like Mount Eagle and the Wolf's Step on the Dingle Peninsula, reminds us of a wild animal once common in the forests of Ireland. Wild boar is significant in Celtic mythology, being depicted on Celtic artefacts found in continental Europe, Ireland and Britain. It represents physical strength and heroic fighting skills.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: TrcMnt, 10 char: TrcMntn

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Gallery for Torc Mountain (Sliabh Torc) and surrounds
Summary for Torc Mountain (Sliabh Torc): Iconic Killarney peak - the gateway to wilder terrain.
Summary created by markmjcampion, Colin Murphy, jackill 2021-03-06 13:18:31
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Picture: Torc and its west top from Cores mountain
Given its proximity to Killarney and the well-defined track, Torc is an extremely popular walk with locals and tourists alike. it's a stand-alone peak and thus there are great views over Kilarney and its lakes as well as the Purple Mountain group, the Dunkerrons, some of the Reeks and the remote countryside to the south of Mangerton.
NE. Park either in the upper car park at Killarney Hiking Parking Lot (V96686 84235) where there is room for many cars or at the base of Torc Waterfall where you ca add a very pleasant 15 min to you route adjacent to the Owengarriff River. Head SW along the scenic Old Kenmare Road, turning off the road at approximately A (V95830 82990) where a sign leads you onto a well-defined stone track interspersed with lengthy areas of boardwalk which makes the going easy, Car to summit takes a leisurely 90 minutes.
SW Start from the N71 at approx. B (V93519 83441) C, parking at the spacious car park about 500m north of here. Walk through the small strip of beautiful, native forestry and head for the obvious SW ridge of Torc West Top. It'sbest walked before the summer growth and can still be a bit rough in places but there's enough islands of amenable rock to make it easily do-able. Allow 2 hours to the summit.
Noteworthy tracks include track/2541 and track/4097 although there is only a defined trail on the latter as far as the summit of Torc.
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Member Comments for Torc Mountain (Sliabh Torc)
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Torc Mountain (<em>Sliabh Torc</em>)
Picture: Torc Path
beckett on Torc Mountain
by beckett 10 Apr 2007
I climbed Torc with the family on the last Saturday in March. I Started at the lower car park and ascended via the waterfall to the upper car park. As you leave the upper car park you proceed southwest, crossing a bridge over the Owengarrif River before joining the Old Kenmare road. The Old Kenmare road opens out into some beautiful countryside with Torc emerging on your right and Mangerton slowly rising in the distance to your left. The river runs by the road for a distance and provides a wonderful soothing sound track to the early part of the walk. After a kilometre on this road you meet a track turning up towards the western side of Torc Mountain. The track is a mix of flat rock and railway sleepers. The sleepers are laid end to end and covered with wire mesh. The path follows the contours and winds its way up gently, stopping at two viewing platforms (offering some respite for the weary) on the way to the summit. It makes for very comfortable walking, my seven year old daughter bounded along from sleeper to sleeper. She had watched recent BBC4 series on Wainwright and the Lakeland Fells a few weeks earlier with me, promising that she would accompany me on my next walk. On the day a heat haze obscured much of the promise the view from the summit could offer, but the impressive outline of Mangerton, the lakes and the shimmering Reeks in the distance suggested that on a clearer day this would be a worthy return for such a small investment in effort. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/2661/
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zet on Torc Mountain
by zet 5 May 2008
C'est une montagne que j'ai grimpée en 2004, avec mon conjoint. Nous avons adoré la vue qui s'est offerte à nous rendus au sommet. Le parcours était bien, pas trop dur. Une bonne partie du parcours se fait sur un trottoir de bois. C'était une très belle ballade ! La photo nous montre une belle perspective...et une vue spectaculaire et une évasion parfaite ! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/2775/
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Picture: Black valley from Torc
cemalina on Torc Mountain
by cemalina 1 Jul 2006
Torc mountain is a nice gentle climb, grand for summer evenings. If you love photography give the summit at least 30
mins. Bring as wide a lens as you can. The shots can be spectacular Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/2414/
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Picture: Mucross House from Torc
johnvbrennan on Torc Mountain
by johnvbrennan 6 May 2005
Photo here shows the view of Mucross House in Killarney National Park from the top of Torc. Lake in the photo is Loch Leane. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/1682/
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ssmith on Torc Mountain
by ssmith 10 Jul 2003
This was a wonderful morning out. Once we found the way up to the Old Kenmare Road (go up past Torc waterfall and turn right at the car park), the route is easy and no navigational skills are required, the path up Torc mountain is in poor state but the climb is easy and the view at the top is wonderful. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/582/
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