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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: -9.52112, 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 457th highest place in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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I did Torc on the May bank holiday Monday with th .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
Well-defined rocky top .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
Well marked trail .. by hendycoco   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Killarney National Park
 
A nice introduction to hiking before taking on the big boys.
by TommyV  5 Nov 2018
Nothing additional to add to the directions provided by Colin Murphy. Spectacular views over Killarney National Park. The mix trail of gravel and boardwalk make this a relatively easy hike and a good introduction for those with lesser experience looking to get out and about. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/20195/
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The climb is easyish and the view from th .. by kenefickwg   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
The View from the summit of Torc Mountain looking .. by jackill   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
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