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Stoompa Mountain Stumpa A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Stumpa [PDT], 'stump') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 705m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W00648 81782
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Longitude: -9.44669, Latitude: 51.979738 , Easting: 100648, Northing: 81782 Prominence: 90m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 500619 581842,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Stompa, 10 char: Stoompa
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

This outlier of Mangerton overlooks Lough Guitane.   Stoompa is the third highest mountain in the Mangerton area and the 107th highest in Ireland.

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mart on Stoompa, 2003
by mart  13 Jan 2003
I walked around the top of Glennagappul from the Devil's punchbowl - which is fairly level and dry and dramatic so it's all great if the weather is good. I came down directly from Stoompa and tried to head back to the mangerton road, across the end of the lake. This was difficult stuff. The ground was full of over-grown rocks and lumps and it was very hard to see your way. It might be easier to just go back the way you came or tackle this ground on the way Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/105/comment/303/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Stoompa in area Mangerton, Ireland
 
beckett on Stoompa, 2007
by beckett  7 May 2007
You may need to re-asses the height of Stoompa. I was so exhausted after climbing up from Lough Garagarry that I leaned against the cairn to recover. At least a metre of rock fell off the top. I tried to restore it but recon that at best I recovered a half a metre before losing interest. I believe that a more suitable height now is 704.5. The picture shows a glimpse into Lough Erhogh from the summit of Stoompa. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/105/comment/2684/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Stoompa in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Lough Garagarry and Stoompa
Geo on Stoompa, 2009
by Geo  9 Feb 2009
On Friday 6th February, cold and crisp, with a brisk wind at our backs, 5 of us took on the Mangerton walk as described by beckett elsewhere on this site. We parked at the concrete bridge (just enough space for 3 or 4 cars perhaps, and went up the bridle path as described by beckett. Having decided to follow the clockwise circuit we head east at V984 837 A where we could see the tail of Lough Garagarry. The small stream exiting the Lough was relatively easily forded and we took a breather and a good look at the ridge ahead up to Stoompa. The ridge itself wasn't too difficult, as we plodded through light snow to where the ridge met the mountain proper and the hard work was to begin. At this point we saw a snow shower approaching fast at our backs from Killarney and with our attire suitably adjusted we took on the steep incline. Very quickly the visibily went down to a few metres but we made it to the summit without incident, the shower finishing and only the mist to spoil what is probably a lovely view from the summit cairn. See Mangerton comments for the next instalment! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/105/comment/3573/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Stoompa in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Stoompa's Summit
 
eflanaga on Stoompa, 2009
by eflanaga  18 Apr 2009
Here is a picture of Stoompa's summit cairn with the mass of Mangerton in the background. Having added a few rocks it may be that Beckett's concerns (below) have been addressed! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/105/comment/3727/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Stoompa in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Cairn with high point stones in foreground
Wonderful summit and breathtaking scenery
by Colin Murphy  24 Apr 2015
After taking wrong turns around a few of the minor roads to the south of Lough Guitane,I drove through a closed gate at Point 011 844 B and I eventually found my way to Point 010 838 C, where a local chap directed me to drive further along the minor road through a farm gate an into a derelict farmyard. There is a large grassy area here, with plenty of parking room. From there head directly south, through another gate and on to the open hillside. It was fairly straightforward after that, gentle slopes at first but a bit squishy underfoot, the slope increasing steeply after 1km and requiring a bit of climbing/scrambling as you ascent a heathery spur of the mountain. Once this is overcome, the slope lessens but is still quite draining. The summit is a broad grassy area with a large bump at the southern end, marking the top. There is a cairn, but the high point is about 10m south, marked by a pile of stones. The views are quite spectacular. Car to summit 1 hour 45 minutes. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/105/comment/17948/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Stoompa in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Glencappul in all its glory
 
Horses Glen
by Colin Murphy  24 Apr 2015
Accompanying pic is a composite of 8 photos showing the spectacular views to be had to the south of Stoompa in the valley knows as Glencappul or Horses' Glen. On the right is Lough Garagarry, bottom centre Lough Managh and top centre Lough Erhogh. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/105/comment/17949/
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