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Purple Mountain Area , Cen: Purple Mountain Subarea
Feature count in area: 6, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Purple Mountain 832m

Starting Places (9) in area Purple Mountain:
Derrycunihy Church, Gap of Dunloe Head of, Gap of Dunloe Kate K, Killarney Hiking Parking Lot, Muckross Lake S, Shaking Rock W, Shamrock Farmhouse B&B, Tomies Lough Leane NW, Torc Waterfall CP

Summits & other features in area Purple Mountain:
Cen: Purple Mountain: Purple Mountain 832m, Purple Mountain NE Top 757m, Shehy Mountain 762m, Tomies Mountain 735m, Tomies Mountain North Top 568m
SW: Eagles Nest: Eagles Nest 334m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Purple Mountain NE Top, 757m Mountain An Sliabh Corcra (mullach thoir thuaidh) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Purple Mountain., Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Purple Mountain NE Top is the third highest mountain in the Purple Mountain area and the 74th highest in Ireland.
Grid Reference V89436 85844, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 414 members, recently by: kieran117, rhw, grainne1397, taramatthews, orlaithfitz, maoris, Carolineswalsh, freelanb, Tuigamala, ToughSoles, FoxyxxxLoxy, Krzysztof_K, JohnRea, Lucy.boland, wallr
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Longitude: -9.611099, Latitude: 52.014166, Easting: 89436, Northing: 85844, Prominence: 35m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 489411 585909
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Prp757, 10 char: PrplMntnNE

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Summary for Purple Mountain NE Top (An Sliabh Corcra (mullach thoir thuaidh)): Simple approach from Purple Mountain
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2014-08-03 12:48:29
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Picture: Summit stones
Usually done in conjunction with Purple Mountain - in fact it is virtually impossible to do this in isolation. Park at the Gap of Dunloe (parking for a few cars) and follow the track as indicated on that mountain's short summary. From the summit of Purple it is a relatively simple, albeit steep in parts, descent of 100m over about 0.5km to the col towards the NE. There is then a gentle ascent over a few hundred metres of about 40m, with the going pretty firm, mixture of grass and rock. There is a cairn near the summit, but the highest point is marked by a 'pointy' pile of stones a short distance away.
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Member Comments for Purple Mountain NE Top (An Sliabh Corcra (mullach thoir thuaidh))
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Picture: Cairn at Purple NE Top
paulocon on Purple Mountain NE Top
by paulocon 24 Feb 2010
I think it's fair to say that Purple Mountain NE Top (or Tomies South) offers probably the best views across to the reeks from the Purple Range. Standing at the summit Cairn, the views on a clear day are breathtaking. (Sorry for two comments on the same top but it's my excuse for posting a second picture!!) Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/72/comment/4441/
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Picture: View from the cairns on Purple across to NE top in the middle and Shehy to the right
paulocon on Purple Mountain NE Top
by paulocon 23 Feb 2010
From Purple, this is about as easy as it gets. A short jaunt downhill along the distinct track followed by an even shorter walk uphill leads to the cairn at the summit of PNE Top. Referred to as Tomies South in the Harveys Map and by Paddy Dillon in his book, I think Purple NE Top probably makes more sense given that the spot height is actually higher than Tomies Mountain proper. The NE top offers more superb views across to the reeks. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/72/comment/4409/
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mart on Purple Mountain NE Top
by mart 21 Aug 2005
This top seems to be known to many as Tomies South. It's very easy to
climb as you have to have done the hard work to reach the one of the three summits around
it . The view is wonderful. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/72/comment/1892/
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skyehigh on Purple Mountain NE Top
by skyehigh 21 Aug 2005
Purple Mountain West (West??) Top is outshone by its majestic neighbour, but has the merit of a splendid situation at the hub of the Purple-Shehy-Tomies group. Great views all round, and easy walking over its summit too. The photo shows the ridge to Purple Mountain. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/72/comment/1896/
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Geo on Purple Mountain NE Top
by Geo 9 Feb 2009
After the main summit of Purple mountain, getting to Purple NE Top was a relatively easy job. We had to be careful though as the snow we had been going through was now much more frozen and liable to cause a slip. This top was only briefly visited as we wanted to get over to Shehy and find a sheltered spot for lunch. Chapter 3 of my saga is found under Shehy comments. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/72/comment/3577/
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