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

Height: 457m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R73736 77344
Place visited by 74 members. Recently by: des-farrell2244, BathQueen, sandilandsn, Eoin75, hivisibility, MichaelE, Michael-n, Cobhclimber, Alatar, kmicheal, Solliden, cathalferris, benronayne, dtlibra, chalky
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Longitude: -8.390552, Latitude: 52.846733 , Easting: 173736, Northing: 177344 Prominence: 402m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 573691 677382,   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 707th highest place in Ireland.

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Masts don't always spoil a view. .. by group   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
What views. The twelve pins way to the west and t .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
Biggest problem I had with getting to the top of .. by paulocon   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
Tountinna offers fantastic views all over the Sha .. by gerloughnanne   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
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by three5four0  18 Sep 2011
The summit lies just off a track before the car park and mast area. There are several small rises in the heather, the seemingly highest one is marked with a small cement pole, with a letter marked onto it. G I think. The summit spot height is of course in the slight hollow between the rises.

Climbed (?) this on the way home from Kenmare, I think from when I left the motorway at Bird Hill, till I arrived back on the motorway was less than an hour. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/596/comment/6515/
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I strolled onto tountinna today for a morning ram .. by oldsoldier   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
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