Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Showing 1 items:
Tooreen 457m,
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
(none available)
Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Garn Gron East Top: Long trek to summit followed by minor push through

Esgair Ambor: Long trek to summit

Garn Gron: Short steep climb after trek along forest edge

Cefn y Cnwc: Short trek to summit from track

Mynydd Tywi [Pen y Maen North Top]: Short trek to summit but not easy

Near Benglenisky, Twelve Bens (Ireland)

Mynydd Tywi East Top: Long trek to summit

Bryn Du: The way forward is clear

Bryn Du: Long trek to summit

Bryn Rhudd: View of River valley and starting point

Bryn Rhudd: Long trek to summit

Bryn Garreg-lwyd: Future push through !

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Rating graphic.
Tooreen Hill Tipperary County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 457m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 66 Grid Reference: R91048 56062
Place visited by 22 members. Recently by: John.geary, FrankMc1964, mlmoroneybb, jasonmc, Garmin, sandman, peter1, madfrankie, eamonoc, hivisibility, chalky, masiakaBlr, Fergalh, frankmc04, conormcbandon
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.133103, Latitude: 52.656073 , Easting: 191048, Northing: 156062 Prominence: 212m,  Isolation: 3.6km
ITM: 590994 656106,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Toren, 10 char: Tooreen
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

Tooreen is the 703rd highest place in Ireland.

COMMENTS for Tooreen 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments
New Wind Farm .. by group   (Show all for Tooreen ) Picture about mountain Tooreen  in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Not summit to get exited about
digging for coppers
by jackill  10 Dec 2011
Poor old Tooreen.You'd search long and hard to find a reason to visit its summit which consists of a mast in a rough clearing. The locality however is a little more interesting. Underneath its east face in the townland of Reafadda is an abandoned copper mine.Hollyford mine was in operation periodically between 1837 and 1862. The Mining Company of Ireland controlled operations from 1837 to 1839 but owing to problems with water mining was suspended and the lease was eventually cancelled in 1840. The mine was reopened under private hands and was worked more or less continuously from the mid 1840s until 1862 when low copper prices forced closure.
The host rock in the mine was described by Wynne (1860) as “hard grits and hard splintery shales”. Three mineralized lodes or veins occur in the area and all were mined to some degree. Two veins trend northnorthwest and are linked by a cross vein trending roughly east-west. The Ballycohen vein in the east was apparently the earliest worked; the Hollyford vein in the west was the one on which most mining was carried out in the mid-19th century. Workings on this vein reached 90 fathoms (165m). The Hollyford vein is described as a near-vertical vein ranging from 0.15 to almost 2m in width.
Several original mine features still remain on the site Of the two chimneys, one remains standing but is showing signs of instability. Only the base of the other chimney survives, covered in moss and surrounded by trees and shrubs. There is no obvious trace of most of the eight shafts that are marked on old maps. However, the main shaft, close to the chimney, is still visible but blocked at a depth of 2m below the surface. Local people have indicated that most shafts are merely covered over and not properly sealed. The mine manager’s house and adjacent mine buildings have been restored as a dwelling. The field in which the chimney stands is used as pasture for cattle.
The possibility of reopening the mine was raised in the Dail in 1956 however the Minister at the time stated he would only support its reopening as a private business venture. Linkback:
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
Garracummer/Mienvee Wind Farm .. by sandman   (Show all for Tooreen )
Just for peak baggers .. by aidand   (Show all for Tooreen )
Wind farm ready ... .. by FilHil   (Show all for Tooreen )
(End of comment section for Tooreen .)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence), a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007