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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 552 members. Recently by: amgall, jcincork, cathalferris, hawkeye.john62, Helenha, rogers, bryanmccabe, patmoran, Dee68, Eirepur, wjnunan, GillSte, theredyin, IainT, johncromie
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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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pln@qad.com on Mangerton, 2003
by pln@qad.com  2 Dec 2003
Followed the Tooreencormick Bridle Path up to the Devil's Punch Bowl. Very good path for most of the way. Headed upto the Peak following anti-clockwise from the Lake. The climb up was fine, although some hail did hit near the top. The descent on Eastern side of the punch bowl was loose and in many cases had become a stream. We took it slow and got down fine, but this would be a potentially dangerous section of the walk - especially after heavy rains. Great walk and a great mountain. I recommend Joss Lynam's "Best Irish Walks" for the route desciption. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/25/comment/762/
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I did this climb on 30 June 2009. There was a lo .. by Mols   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
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nice short easy hike .. by marzka   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
Traversing the Mangerton Plateau with The Reeks i .. by John Finn   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
Just climbed mangerton mountain last sunday 7/03/ .. by kran   (Show all for Mangerton)
 
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