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

Height: 535m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V95574 83934
Place visited by 372 members. Recently by: MichaelE, jimbloomer, chelman7, John.geary, msammon, andreos97, conormcbandon, David-Guenot, finkey86, IainT, Bunsen7, markwallace, Dan2010, peter1, caiomhin
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Longitude: -9.521164, Latitude: 51.998141 , Easting: 95574, Northing: 83934 Prominence: 300m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 495546 583993,   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 457th highest place in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Down the sleepers
 
Redtop on Torc Mountain, 2008
by Redtop  8 Oct 2008
I climbed Torc Mountain with my wife & 5 kids. We started in the lower car park just beyond the entrance to Muckross House and climbed up above the waterfall and beyond the upper car park, heading towards the Black Valley. After a few Km, there is a clear sign showing you the way up to Torc along the path. The sleepers which were laid a few years ago make it very easy for beginners and ensure your feet are kept clean & dry. The view all the way up and from the top was amazing. We had a clear view of the lakes, Killarney town, the Black Valley & The Reeks. Roundtrip to the car was close to 4 hours but we spent a long time on the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/3364/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: The Reeks from Torc
Redtop on Torc Mountain, 2008
by Redtop  8 Oct 2008
View of The Reeks from the Summit of Torc Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/3365/
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Fine day for a school outing
by three5four0  6 Oct 2011
Climbed Torc Mountain from the top Car Park. It was another wind swept and sodden day with quite impressive heavy down powers thrown in for good measure. As Mrs three5four0 and I looked on, from under our winter waterproofs (it was our summer hols after all!) We watched as a large group of school children walked up the hill in the rain, character building stuff indeed ! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/6574/
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On Torc again
by gfmurphy101  19 Apr 2015
Was up there again two days ago, stunning weather and views......is a little gem ! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/17935/
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