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Stoompa Mountain Stumpa A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Stumpa [PDT], 'stump') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 705m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W00648 81782
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Longitude: -9.446618, Latitude: 51.979784 , Easting: 100648, Northing: 81782 Prominence: 90m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 500624 581847,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Stompa, 10 char: Stoompa
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

This outlier of Mangerton overlooks Lough Guitane.   Stoompa is the third highest mountain in the Mangerton area and the 107th highest in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/105/?PHPSESSID=acufapk72g3adq238hf45egl44
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Stoompa in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Stoompa in the centre from the far end of the Horses glen
 
This is a trek worth making
Short Summary created by jackill, scapania,  9 Jul 2011
From Killarney take the Kenmare road as far as Muckross and then take the first sharp left after Molly Darcy's pub. Drive uphill to a fork in the road with a sign for Mangerton. Take the road to the right and drive along this road until you see a rough track heading off to the left (V984 848 A) just after a track on the right. There's plenty of parking here along the road or at the start of the track.

This track will take you to the Devil's punchbowl. The start of the walk presents you with a gradual climb as the track meanders either side of a largely dry riverbed. The Lakes of Killarney emerge spectacularly on your right as you gradually gain height. The track winds on upwards until you eventually reach the punchbowl.You then turn right and climb above the western ridge with a precipitous drop to your left and bear south west for Mangerton's summit. From Mangerton cross north east to the cliff edge , there is a faint track skirting the corries as you turn east, then north at the lowest point to Stoompa.The bog has been eroded along this edge so it makes for easier walking.
Be very aware of the cliffs to your left. This is the area where a Swedish walker fell to his death in 2006.

To return to your starting point, head north from the summit, over a subsiduary top and steeply down to the outflow of L. Garygary. From here head west along a rough, heathery shelf to rejoin the Punchbowl track near V984 839 B. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/105/comment/4865/
 
We parked the car at GR V98412 85728 C on a .. by jackill   (Show all for Stoompa)
 
A cold view of the lake from the top of Stoompa l .. by dexterg   (Show all for Stoompa)
 
Beautiful day today. Took in Mangerton the custom .. by Lynchieboy   (Show all for Stoompa)
 
You may need to re-asses the height of Stoompa. I .. by beckett   (Show all for Stoompa)
 
We did the Stoompa/Mangerton walk clockwise on Fe .. by dexterg   (Show all for Stoompa)
 
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