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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 460th 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 (<i>Sliabh Torc</i>) in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Torc and its west top from Cores mountain
 
Iconic Killarney peak - the gateway to wilder terrain.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Colin Murphy, jackill  6 Mar 2021
Given its proximity to Killarney and the well-defined track, Torc is an extremely popular walk with locals and tourists alike. it's a stand-alone peak and thus there are great views over Kilarney and its lakes as well as the Purple Mountain group, the Dunkerrons, some of the Reeks and the remote countryside to the south of Mangerton.
NE. Park either in the upper car park at V96686 84235 A where there is room for many cars or at the base of Torc Waterfall where you ca add a very pleasant 15 min to you route adjacent to the Owengarriff River. Head SW along the scenic Old Kenmare Road, turning off the road at approximately V95830 82990 B where a sign leads you onto a well-defined stone track interspersed with lengthy areas of boardwalk which makes the going easy, Car to summit takes a leisurely 90 minutes.
SW Start from the N71 at approx. V93519 83441 C C, parking at the spacious car park about 500m north of here. Walk through the small strip of beautiful, native forestry and head for the obvious SW ridge of Torc West Top. It'sbest walked before the summer growth and can still be a bit rough in places but there's enough islands of amenable rock to make it easily do-able. Allow 2 hours to the summit.
Noteworthy tracks include track/2541 and track/4097 although there is only a defined trail on the latter as far as the summit of Torc. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/5142/
 
I climbed Torc with the family on the last Saturd .. by beckett   (Show all for Torc Mountain (Sliabh Torc))
 
the path less trodden .. by markmjcampion   (Show all for Torc Mountain (Sliabh Torc))
 
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))
 
Photo here shows the view of Mucross House in Kil .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for Torc Mountain (Sliabh Torc))
 
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