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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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Return of the Leinstermen .. by TommyV   (Show all for Tountinna (Tonn Toinne))
 
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))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tountinna (<i>Tonn Toinne</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: A dog-leg section of Lough Derg to the N
 
Wrap-around view of Lough Derg
by pdtempan  29 Jan 2022
There are other mountains which have dominant positions over lakes giving great views, such as Torc Mountain over the Lakes of Killarney or Slieve Gallion over Lough Neagh, but Tountinna has something rarer: a panoramic view in which a single lake occupies more than 180 degrees. Lough Derg literally insinuates itself around this mountain. Like a few other members, I turned off the motorway to break my journey from Kerry back to Belfast and spent just over an hour climbing Tountinna. I parked at R73439 76446 starB and climbed the access road, which slowly winds around the mountain to the summit. It was a clear day in January, so visibility was good and you could see almost the entire surface of Lough Derg stretching away both north and south. It's no wonder, then, that the waters of the Lough also feature in the folklore of Tountinna, accounting for its unusual name. According to the Book of Invasions, a great wave arose on the Shannon as part of the biblical Flood. A seer named Fionntan mac Bochra went to ground on Tul Toinne (the earlier Irish name) and was the only inhabitant of Ireland not to be drowned. He lived to a great age and told the tale of surviving this flood in a poem, generations later. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/596/comment/23400/
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