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Tountinna Hill Tonn Toinne A name in Irish (Ir. Tonn Toinne [OSI], 'wave of the wave') Tipperary County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Fine & some coarser greywacke Bedrock

Height: 457m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R73736 77344
Place visited by 96 members. Recently by: Aneta.jablonska, sarahryanowen, TippHiker, maryblewitt, Gus, JohnRea, pdtempan, Jana, High-King, ronand, TriHarder, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, tommccarthy, Roswayman
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Longitude: -8.390552, Latitude: 52.84676 , Easting: 173736, Northing: 177344 Prominence: 402m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 573691 677385,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Tntn, 10 char: Tountinna
Bedrock type: Fine & some coarser greywacke, (Slieve Bernagh Formation & conglom & coarse greywacke)

This tautological name is explained by the fact that it has been corrupted from its original form, Tul Toinne, 'hillock of the wave'. The wave in question was the biblical flood, which, according to Lebor Gabála Érenn (commonly known as the Book of Invasions), drowned most of the members of the first invasion of Ireland, led by Cesair. Fionntán was the only member of the party who took refuge in this mountain. While the others were drowned in the deluge, he survived to tell the tale to later generations. Near the summit is a tomb known as the Graves of the Leinstermen. A legend associates this with a bloody dispute between some of Brian Boru's men and some visiting nobles from Leinster, but the tomb is actually prehistoric. A lower hillock to the N is called Knockaunreelyon (Cnocán Rí Laighean, 'hillock of the king of Leinster').   Tountinna is the 711th highest place in Ireland. Tountinna is the second most westerly summit in the Midlands SW area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tountinna (<i>Tonn Toinne</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: Looking down on Lough Derg
 
Return of the Leinstermen
by TommyV  28 Sep 2020
Having driven up to the summit of the Tountinna in poor weather conditions I felt compelled to come back on a fine day and follow the route mentioned by oldsoldier up by the Graves of the Leinstermen. As my photo will indicate it was worth the return visit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/596/comment/20906/
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A superb viewpoint for a middle-ranking peak .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Tountinna (Tonn Toinne))
 
I strolled onto tountinna today for a morning ram .. by oldsoldier   (Show all for Tountinna (Tonn Toinne))
 
Wrap-around view of Lough Derg .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Tountinna (Tonn Toinne))
 
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