Torc Mountain

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Torc Mountain
Sliabh Torc
Torc upper lake killarney.jpg
Upper lake and the Black Valley in the distance as seen from the top of Torc Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 535 m (1,755 ft) [1]
Prominence 300 m (980 ft) [1]
Listing Marilyn
Coordinates 52°00′0″N 9°31′0″W / 52.00000°N 9.51667°W / 52.00000; -9.51667
Geography
Torc Mountain is located in island of Ireland
Torc Mountain
Torc Mountain
Location in Ireland
Location Kerry, Ireland
Parent range East Kerry
OSI/OSNI grid V955839
Topo map OSi Discovery 78

Torc Mountain (Irish: Sliabh Torc) is a mountain near Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland which is 535 m high.

Etymology[edit]

Muckross House as seen from the top of Torc Mountain

Torc Mountain gets its name from the Irish word torc meaning boar, after an enchanted boar was killed there by the legendary hero, Fionn mac Cumhaill.

Geography[edit]

Torc Mountain is the 383rd highest summit in Ireland. It is easily climbed, with a walking trail marked for most of the climb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mangerton Area / Torc Mountain". MountainViews. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Torc Mountain at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°00′N 9°31′W / 52.000°N 9.517°W / 52.000; -9.517