Mangerton 838.2m mountain, Mangerton Ireland at
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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
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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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Followed the Tooreencormick Bridle Path up to the .. by   (Show all for Mangerton)
I did this climb on 30 June 2009. There was a lo .. by Mols   (Show all for Mangerton) Picture about mountain Mangerton in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: view from the spur, looking towards the head of the Punchbowl with Torc and the lakes of Killarney i
Killarney's gem
by LiamgMurphy  31 May 2013
I have climbed Mangerton on a few occasions at this stage and am always left in awe of theis wonderful mountain on our doorstep. As per the other comments to get to the start of the climb, head out Muckross Road from Killarney and take the left immediately after Molly Darcy's/The Muckross Park Hotel. Head up this road to the sign for Mangerton and after another mile or so you will see the walking track veering off to the right (Point A). More than likely there will be cars parked here already but there is plenty of room here.

Follow the track leading up initial section of the route up Mangerton, passing through a gate. This section can seem like a bit of a slog. Eventually the track seems to even out as you head west leading up to the Devil'sPunchbowl, with stunning views of the McGillycuddy reeks and Torc Mountain. There are the remains of old huts, possibly hunter huts, at the Punchbowl, which is a good spot to stop and have a sandwich and shelter if the wind is cold!

The climb heading south up past the punchbowl is not as tough as it looks from the lake side. A short walk will bring you to the cairn at the back of the cliffs. The view over the punchbowl and right sown to Torc is sublime! This cairn is not the summit! Many people seem to think this cairn marks the summit, however, if you turn your back to the cairn, in the distance (facing south) you will spot a green stake. Head to this stake and you will see the Trig mark ahead of you which marks the summit. This is located on a huge blanket bog so gaiters come in very handy here!!

From the Trig Mark, head back to the cairn near the cliff and head towards the spur ( Point B) and make sure to take care heading down this slope. Take time to take in the stunning view of Lough Ergoh on your right and the Devil's Punchbowl on your left! What a stunning view! Head back down to the mouth of the Punchbowl passing some wonderful yet strange looking rock formations! Then head back down to the car on the original path. A wonderful day out which would take approx 4 hours allowing for a few stops and loads of photos!! Trackback:
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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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