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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mangerton in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Mangerton and the Horse's Glen in the snow
 
The Devils Punchbowl.
Short Summary created by scapania, jackill,  26 Jan 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 Mangertons summit. Mangeton peak is rather non-descript with a radio mast and a cairn marking its highest point. On a clear day, the mast is visible from the walk along the edge of the punchbowl. From Mangerton you can go back down to the punchbowl using the spur at V982 813 B between Lough Erhogh and the punchbowl. This is worth doing however care is needed as the spur is quite steep and eroded. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/25/comment/4785/
 
From Stoompa in the mist along the top of the gle .. by Geo   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
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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