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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
Place visited by 367 members. Recently by: bergman, JimMc, Lauranna, PaulNolan, Bunsen7, Juanita, Singo, ilenia, strangeweaver, anekk11, Oileanach, Dean, summitstrife, elin, davsheen
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Longitude: -9.610506, Latitude: 52.022416 , Easting: 89498, Northing: 86767 Prominence: 60m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 489472 586826,   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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Follow me up to Tomies .. by group   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
 
See my entry re. Purple Mountain. The sun shone o .. by DickyDonut   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
 
I climbed from the side road near the Bridge nort .. by mart   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
 
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skyehigh on Tomies Mountain, 2005
by skyehigh  21 Aug 2005
I do not seem to be alone in finding the descent from Tomies Mountain rather trying. Flogging through heather is not much fun. Where are the paths? There appear to be a few sheep (?) tracks, but mostly they go in the wrong direction. Perhaps I contributed to my own discomfort by heading towards the top of Tomies Rock to obtain a better view through the Gap (see photo), which meant I had to contour back around the hill. It was pleasant, eventually, to leave the trackless heather behind, but then I had trouble locating a route of descent from the ridge and ended up battling with gorse. Would any member who has found this ascent/descent easy please tell us how? Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/84/comment/1903/
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Like its higher companions, Tomies Mountain is a .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
 
Four of us did the walk over Tomies and Purple Mo .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Tomies Mountain)
 
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