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Mangerton Mountain An Mhangarta A name in Irish
(Ir. An Mhangarta [OSI], poss. 'the long-haired (mountain)') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 838.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V98034 80782 This summit has been logged as climbed by 539 members. Recently by: johncromie, Pepe, DeirdreRafter, triskaideka, jcincork, Rainbow6, CaptainVertigo, Ulsterpooka, ericjones, jgdarcy, maike, Farley58, t.jay, tommccarthy, liamryan
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Longitude: -9.48441, Latitude: 51.970284 , Easting: 98035, Northing: 80782 Prominence: 583.17m,   Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 498007 580842,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mngrtn, 10 char: Mangerton
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

The Horses' Glen and the Devil's Punchbowl carve deep hollows on the north side of Mangerton, but the southern flanks form a huge plateau, one of the most extensive areas of mountain wilderness in Ireland. Herds of red deer and sika deer roam this moorland. The northern slopes of Mangerton were the scene of a great battle in 1262 between the MacCarthys and Geraldine (Anglo-Norman) forces, following the rout at Callan Glen near Kilgarvan the previous year. The battle-site is known as Tooreencormick (Tuairín Cormaic, 'little field of Cormac') from the fall of Cormac MacCarthy, brother of the chief Fingen MacCarthy, in this battle. The battle was less decisive than Callan, but as a result of these two encounters the Anglo-Normans were kept out of South Kerry and West Cork for over three centuries afterwards. An alternative interpretation of An Mhangartach may be worth considering: it could be the noun mangart + suffix -ach. Dinneen defines mangart as 'movement' or 'shaking'. Thus the adjective (not listed in any dictionary) could mean 'moving', 'shaking', 'quaking'. This could refer to the physical movement of the bog which is prevalent on the southern slopes, but perhaps it could be understood figuratively as 'vacillating' or 'fickle'. For further information on the name, see Paul Tempan, Some Notes on the Names of Six Kerry Mountains, JKAHS, ser. 2, vol. v (2005), 5-19.   Mangerton is the highest mountain in the Mangerton area and the 26th highest in Ireland.

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The Devils Punchbowl. .. by group   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
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Geo on Mangerton, 2009
by Geo  9 Feb 2009
From Stoompa in the mist along the top of the glen, the cloud cleared off as we approached the turn where Mangerton begins to rise up and over the loughs below, cliffs towering fearfully but safely to our right. Lunch taken in the lee of a sheltered outcrop of rock, before we made the assault on the highest point of the walk. Rather than hug the cliff tops to the right we moved out a couple of hundred metres and trudged through the peat hags as they appeared in the several inches of snow. Although the snow was at times a drag and some of us went up to our knees at times it was still a relatively easy ascent towards Mangerton's summit. Eventually a long wand appeared upright and several metres tall ahead, slipping in and out of view as the mist came and went in the fresh northerly. At the summit we took our pic's and thought about what was next. 5 or 6 minutes brought us in a direct line over to the the cliff edge overlooking the arete snaking across the Mangerton's NE top. A short look around and a bit of head scratching and we agreed it would be too risky in the strong wind and the icy conditions to take this route, so we followed becketts path down to the outlet of the Devils Punchbowl. For chapter 3 see Mangerton North Top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/25/comment/3574/
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This was early afternoon in February commencing a .. by dexterg   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
Inspiration in unlikely places .. by wicklore   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
I tried this walk on Sunday 16th of July. It was .. by beckett   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
The Devils Punch Bowl...not for the faint hearted .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
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