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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

Height: 838.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V98034 80782 This summit has been logged as climbed by 476 members. Recently by: SenanFoley, brendank35, chalky, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, jasonmc, rjhocking, Rob_Lee, CrazyWelsh25, douginireland, suiladoir, jimgraham, Turlo143, tomodub, ckilm
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Longitude: -9.484423, Latitude: 51.97028 Prominence: 583.17m,   Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 498006 580842,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mngrtn, 10 char: Mangerton

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 (TuairĂ­n 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 25th highest in Ireland.

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The Devils Punchbowl. .. by group   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
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)
 
The Devils Punch Bowl...not for the faint hearted
by YoungJohn  27 May 2012 On 14th May. Turned left after the hotel at the Mangerton sign. Followed this road for a mile or so. There is a sign for a viewing point at a t-juncion. Turned right. Followed the road to the end of a pine woods surrounded by a stone wall. A sign stands beside a concrete slab for a bridge. Parked here. Followed Paddy Dillons directions in reverse! followed the path beside the stream to the top where we branched of left for Mangerton Nth Top. Then back for the ridge overlooking the Devils Punch Bowl and to Mangerton itself. Mangerton's summit is directly ahead of the ridge. It is marked by a TRIG not a Cairn, in the bog with a bent metal pole...back to the edge of Mangerton along gleannnacappal to Stoompa.. What spectacular views of lakes, cliffs and a possible eagle sighting! No wonder the normans wanted to invade....the kingdom at its best.
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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)
 
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