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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
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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)
 
Conor74 on Mangerton, 2009
by Conor74  6 Jul 2009
Used the standard route up, as mentioned by Beckett. Don't want to put people off, but gotta say I found this one of the more boring climbs. The first hour was just a long walk over a bog with a track through it. When I got to the Devil's Punchbowl and went around that to overlook the Horse's Glen the view opened up and that was really lovely alright. And of course the view back across the lakes was beautiful, but you'd expect that from every mountain in the National Park anway. Just thought the trek up was monotonous, the terrain didn't change, it was a view across raised bogland in every direction. Continued on across to Dromdiralough, Knockbrack and on to Kenmare, the scenery around Dromdiralough was lovely and there was much more variety in the terrain, lots of little lakes, rocky outcrops to tackle etc. etc. Would do it again alright. But wish there was a shortcut, maybe a steeper climb up some side, to take out the first hour. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/25/comment/3906/
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Descending by the Devil's Punch Bowl in the snow .. by Djouce   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
We just climbed mangerton last week (1/3/03). We .. by blob   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
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