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Purple Mountain Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 78 
Highest place:
Purple Mountain, 832m
Maximum height for area: 832 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 597 metres,

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Tomies Mountain Mountain An Chathair A name in Irish
Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 735m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V89498 86767
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Longitude: -9.610521, Latitude: 52.022424 , Easting: 89498, Northing: 86767 Prominence: 60m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 489471 586827,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TmsMnt, 10 char: TmsMntn
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Cathair ('stone fort') is the name of the highest point (735m) of Tomies Mountain, but not the name of the mountain as a whole (TH). References to Tomish or Toomish Mountain in The Ancient and Present State of the County of Kerry (1756) make it clear that this name applied to the whole of what is now called Purple Mountain. When the name Purple Mountain gained currency in the 19th century as the name applied to the massif in general and its highest top, the name Tomies Mountain was probably relegated in status, referring only to the subsidiary peak. Joyce gives the Irish name as Tuamaidhe and explains it in reference to the two sepulchral heaps of stones on the summit (PWJ, vol. I, p. 336).   Tomies Mountain is the 86th highest place in Ireland. Tomies Mountain is the second most northerly summit in the Purple Mountain area.

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skyehigh on Tomies Mountain, 2005
by skyehigh  21 Aug 2005
Like its higher companions, Tomies Mountain is a superb viewpoint. This photo of the Reeks across the gap of Dunloe needs no explanation. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/1902/
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Picture: The northern slopes of Tomies
Peter Walker on Tomies Mountain, 2008
by Peter Walker  17 Apr 2008
Four of us did the walk over Tomies and Purple Mountain on a crisp day in mid-April with excellent atmospheric clarity and occasional showers. Starting from Kate Kearney's (882890 A), walking back north up the road before turning right past the bridge...this lane seems to stable many of the jaunting horses, and smells accordingly. And once the going underfoot gets wetter, getting onto the hillside can become a bit of an epic that would probably only become fun if wearing wellies and a gas mask. The climb itself is a bit of a flog through energy-sapping heather, but I still maintain this route is better done in this direction: tarmac might be hard, but the walk back through the Gap (if returning to the start) is much less trying on the temper. If you come across the new(ish) deer fence, stay on the Gap side of it, to save you having to cross it again later. Hardly any traces of a path until you cross a prominent foretop, then the going is straightforward up to the top, which has good shelter from the wind and excellent views. The pic gives an idea of the terrain on the climb, although it does show one of the shallower bits... Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/3050/
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Geo on Tomies Mountain, 2009
by Geo  9 Feb 2009
The final of the fab four in the Purple Group! After our wildlife experiences on Shehy we returned via the shoulder of Purple NE to Tomies. It was the easy part of the last leg of our trip. Dropping down the mountain towards Kate Kearneys was hard work in the slippy snow. and we drifted too far left and almost missed the path down towards the famous Green Shed described in jackill's walk guide. From there and easy walk out to the road and then left and up to the car park. For quite a modest investment of energy and 12 km of walking we had bagged 4 of the top 100 and had a really enjoyable day! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/3579/
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Picture: Tomies viewed from Purple NE top. Strickeen is to the left. Dingle Bay in the background
paulocon on Tomies Mountain, 2010
by paulocon  25 Feb 2010
The fourth top of my circuit of the Gap. From Purple NE top, there is an initial steep descent followed by a leisurely walk up to Tomies. Again, the views across to the Eastern Reeks are magnificent from here. The descent from Tomies really is a slog - head for spot height 568 (roughly N-NW) then head North down the thick heather clad slopes of Tomies. Aim for the bright green shed as the track back down to the road is accessed from this point. Going down the heather, I was glad that I'd tackled the purples from the South as I'd imagine an ascent over this ground would be quite tough.
Walked back up by Kate Kearneys and on to the Eastern Reeks. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/4411/
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Picture: Summit cairn
 
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by Colin Murphy  3 Aug 2014
Pic shows the summit cairn, with Purple Mountain on the left and the Reeks on the right. In fact whatever way you look the views are spectacular. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/17588/
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