Purple Mountain – 18 February 2024

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One of the finest walks in the eastern Reeks with panoramic views across Killarney Lakes, the Reeks, Mangerton, Torc and the Black Valley.

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Starting at the Gap of Dunloe, walk leader Frank McGonigle will take the group up in the eastern Reeks, stopping first at Glas Lough. From here it’s onwards and upwards to the summit of Purple Mountain at 832m, which towers above the Lakes of Killarney and the Black Valley.

From here, the route will continue along the broad mountain ridge before turning north to Toomies South and the cairn at Toomies Mountain. The descent is to the north and the walk will finish near Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Transport will be by car back to the start at the Gap of Dunloe.

With all advertised walks please bear in mind that these can change at short notice due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Meeting point for these walks (unless otherwise noted) is outside Dan Murphy’s Bar in Sneem at 10AM. Please ensure that you are registered on the Sneem Walking Club’s Whatsapp Group for updates. Please note that dogs are not allowed on our walks, as we walk on privately owned land with the kind permission of the owners / farmers.

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