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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 545 members. Recently by: jcincork, Dee68, Eirepur, wjnunan, GillSte, theredyin, IainT, johncromie, Pepe, DeirdreRafter, triskaideka, Rainbow6, CaptainVertigo, Ulsterpooka, ericjones
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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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I climbed Mangerton from Stoompa on Easter Monday .. by johnthecliff   (Show all for Mangerton)
up mangerton on saturday (December 6 )A beautiful .. by salee   (Show all for Mangerton)
Pictures of Lough Erhogh in the Horse's Glen app .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Mangerton)
Used the standard route up, as mentioned by Becke .. by Conor74   (Show all for Mangerton)
Descending by the Devil's Punch Bowl in the snow .. by Djouce   (Show all for Mangerton)
blob on Mangerton, 2003
by blob  6 Mar 2003
We just climbed mangerton last week (1/3/03). We never climbed a mountain or even hill before so it nearly killed us. We lost the track completely after decending Stumpa and had to walk into the river and got soaked, also my companion and I fell into a hole of god knows what and we sank down to our waistes in it and I'm 6 foot and he's 6 foot four!! But even after all that we still really enjoyed the day and can't wait to climb our next mountain! got some great pics too but i dont know how to get them from normal 35mm film to a computer screen. if you can help and explain it really simply email kranobrien@vodafone.ie Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/25/comment/369/
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