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Mangerton Area   NW: Torc Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79 
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: 535m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V95575 83932
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Longitude: -9.521118, Latitude: 51.99807 , Easting: 95575, Northing: 83932 Prominence: 300m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 495549 583985,   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 458th highest place in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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Iconic Killarney peak - the gateway to wilder ter .. by group   (Show all for Torc Mountain (Sliabh Torc))
I climbed Torc with the family on the last Saturd .. by beckett   (Show all for Torc Mountain (Sliabh Torc)) Picture about mountain Torc Mountain (<i>Sliabh Torc</i>) in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Eagle's nest and The Long Range from a perilous perch on Torc West
the path less trodden
by markmjcampion  6 Mar 2021
There's a nice but intermittently rough ridge walk to be had if you start from the N71 at approx. V93519 83441 C. Park at the spacious car park about 500m north of here.
After the roadwalk cut into the sparse's full of old, natural trees and is particularly enchanting. I recommend resisting walking into the forest when you reach it - much better to walk further down the road and then double back through the trees for a sublime and rare treat.
Tear yourself away from the forest after a while and aim for the ridge at approx. V94102 83434 D and enjoy a great walk up to Torc West Top. The going is sometime rough but in the main it's possible to pick out long stretches of sandstone that are either easy to walk on or fun to scramble on.
The going as you get closer to West Top isn't as nice but it's easily manageable. Be careful in mist as there are some false tops and some very steep ground to the NW. From West Top to Torc there's a steepish descent followed by a less steep ascent on rough ground.
To get back to your car, follow the regular route down to the Old Kenmare Route turn left when you get there and follow wide trails back to the car park at Dinis. From here it's a roadwalk of a little over 2k back to the car...beware though, it's a busy road when the tourists are in town so it's much better if you can do a car or bike split. Linkback:
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C'est une montagne que j'ai grimpée en 2004, avec .. by zet   (Show all for Torc Mountain (Sliabh Torc))
Torc mountain is a nice gentle climb, grand for s .. by cemalina   (Show all for Torc Mountain (Sliabh Torc))
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