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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 363 members. Recently by: Bunsen7, markwallace, Dan2010, peter1, caiomhin, TommyV, Michaeljnr, ckilm, Teresa-ms, FrankMc1964, Kennyj, murphysw, Deise-Man, Younghappy, ilenia
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Longitude: -9.52112, Latitude: 51.998142 , Easting: 95574, Northing: 83934 Prominence: 300m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 495549 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 456th highest place in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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This was a wonderful morning out. Once we found .. by ssmith   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
I did Torc on the May bank holiday Monday with th .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
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Picture: View of the lakes of Killarney
 
Well marked trail
by hendycoco  6 Jun 2016
We originally intended on starting our walk from the lower carpark but it was jam packed so we headed up the Old Kenmare road and parked at the upper carpark where there was loads of spaces. We headed west along the Old Kenmare road until we saw the steps to the right and a sign for Torc Mountain.The trail is very well marked and the boardwalk took the sting out of the climb. Lots of places to stop on the way up and the views from the top are fantastic. Took about 90mins from the carpark to the top and that included a good few stops to catch our breath and enjoy the scenery. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/18568/
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The climb is easyish and the view from th .. by kenefickwg   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
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