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Mangerton Mountain An Mhangarta A name in Irish
(Ir. An Mhangarta [OSI], poss. 'the long-haired (mountain)') Kerry County in Munster Province, 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
Place visited by 646 members. Recently by: nevgeoran, AlisonM, Mags-Collins, deirdrec, abcd, ShaneMaher, obanboy, ronan_og, armitageshanks, bjgie, holmpatrick, kitog, Maire-Ni, conormcg, chelman7
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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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kran on Mangerton, 2004
by kran  14 Mar 2004
Just climbed mangerton mountain last sunday 7/03/04. Beautiful day, amazing views. Here is a picture over looking the punch bowl and the lakes of Killarney are in the distance. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/25/comment/892/
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John Finn on Mangerton, 2004
by John Finn  22 Aug 2004
The summit of Mangerton - not easy to find in poor visibility - looking towards The Reeks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/25/comment/1124/
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John Finn on Mangerton, 2004
by John Finn  22 Aug 2004
The Devil's Punchbowl. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/25/comment/1126/
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simon3 on Mangerton, 2009
by simon3  2 Jan 2009
Mangerton currently has this mast, purpose unknown, fastened to its trig pillar. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/25/comment/3499/
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pazapas on Mangerton, 2005
by pazapas  2 Jun 2005
Nice mountains with a good view to the Lough Learne. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/25/comment/1726/
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by billaz3000tm  2 Mar 2015
I climbed Mangerton about 2 years ago, but still remember that day very well. Here's some pictures i've shot: http://www.mindaugasbi.blogspot.ie/2015/01/mangerton-mountain.html Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/25/comment/17870/
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