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Mangerton Area   NW: Torc Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, EW-KNP, EW-R 
Highest place:
Mangerton, 838.2m
Maximum height for area: 838.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 583.2 metres,

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Torc Mountain Mountain Sliabh Torc A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Torc [OG*], 'mountain of wild boar') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 534.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V95577 83931
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Longitude: -9.521116, Latitude: 51.99812 , Easting: 95577, Northing: 83932 Prominence: 300m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 495550 583991,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TrcMnt, 10 char: TrcMntn
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

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.   Torc Mountain is the 460th highest place in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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kenefickwg on Torc Mountain, 2003
by kenefickwg  26 Aug 2003
The climb is easyish and the view from the top is magnificent. All the lakes from the Upper Lake to L.Guitane and looking down on Muckross Lake and gardens and the full sweep of Lough Leane. A great view of the Reeks and The Eagles Nest. The full sweep of Mangerton and a slight peep into The Devils Punchbowl Rate 4 star. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/621/
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jackill on Torc Mountain, 2004
by jackill  6 Sep 2004
The View from the summit of Torc Mountain looking out over the Lakes of Killarney.
The three lads building the path to the summit are nearly finished (4th Sept 2004) and they've done a great job - we met a family with 3 children coming down as we were going up.I suppose in a place where there is going to be heavy tourist traffic, and the ground is as boggy as Torc, its a good idea to put down this kind of path. Excellent views out over the lakes - started from Torc carpark and on via the old Kenmare road. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/1167/
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Emily on Torc Mountain, 2004
by Emily  6 Jan 2004
Good news for Torc lovers, as there is currently a path been constructed right to the summit. This will however take away any challenge of getting to the top but may become more accessible for families with young keen walkers. Even though Torc is at a small height of 535m, it's relative isolation makes it a perfect viewng point of the Killarney area from Mangerton to Carrauntoohill itself. Make the walk a bit more challenging by starting at the carpark at Torc Waterfall. This route will take you through a beautiful forest of the National park and up some very steep steps! Follow the old Kenmare road for about 10 minutes before starting the ascent of Torc. Navigationally easy but until the path as been completed the current route is in bad state of eroision and very slippery when it has just rained. Extra care is needed on the descent. Most importantly, don't forget to take your camera with you! About 3.00-3.5 hours in total. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/797/
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Picture: Track on Torc
John Finn on Torc Mountain, 2006
by John Finn  4 May 2006
The National Park authorities last year laid a railway-sleeper type track to the top of Torc. To access it drive to the upper car park at Torc near to the start of the Old Road to Kenmare. Shortly after you head out of the forested area and on to the Old Road proper you will come across the track heading up Torc to your right.The track makes for a really fast ascent - you practically bounce along as if on springs! I would hate to see such tracks on other mountains but on Torc it seems somehow appropriate given the mountain's place in Killarney mass tourism. The waterfall is a long standing attraction and if this track serves as an introduction to more serious walking for some of the tourist horde surely it can't be bad? It's also an ideal "limber upper" for those of us who might be a bit rusty due to lack of activity. The photo herewith from shortly before the summit was taken on the track and facing south-west towards the cloud-covered Reeks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/2334/
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Great in winter and darkness
by nattyguest  29 Dec 2014
Upper car park is reached by following signpost to "Old Kenmare Road" - I add this as it hasn't been clear from other posts and I guess a lot of people are familiar enough to take it for granted.

Walked this morning for a dark hike, took the head lamp. Conditions cold but relatively dry - everything is in good condition right the way to the top. Irrespective of the ease and speed of the trip, the viewpoints are always rewarding. Both the night stars and the morning sunrise were incredible to behold and I'd highly recommend this sort of walk to anyone on a route so straightforward as this.

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Picture: The plain before Torc mountain
pazapas on Torc Mountain, 2005
by pazapas  31 Jul 2005
Believe me, you'll enjoy this walk if you start it from the little church beside the road from Killarney to Moll's Gap (at Galway's bridge). The way is a part of Kerry way and it is very easy to walk. Reaching the Torc summit is easy and offers a very nice view of Killarney National Park. Here is is a picture from a part of Africa in Ireland (Torc mountain is on the right) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/1844/
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