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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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)
Inspiration in unlikely places .. by wicklore   (Show all for Mangerton) Picture about mountain Mangerton in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: The Devil's Punch Bowl
beckett on Mangerton, 2006
by beckett  8 Aug 2006
I tried this walk on Sunday 16th of July. It was a beautiful summer morning with clear blue cloudless skies; it might explain some of my enthusiasm for the place. From Killarney take the Kenmare road. Pass Muckross House and then take the first sharp left after Moll Darcy's pub. After a little while you meet a fork in the road with a sign for Mangerton. Take the road to the right and drive along this road until you meet a narrow car park (V984 857 C). If this car park is full, you may also be able to park further down the road on the right hand side.
Walk down the road until you meet a track running up into the open ground. This track (V984 848 A) will take you all the way to the Devil's punchbowl. The start of the walk presents you with a gradual climb as the track meanders either side of a largely dry riverbed. The Lakes of Killarney emerge spectacularly on your right as you gradually gain height. The track winds on upwards until you eventually reach the punchbowl. As you round that final twist of the track, you are presented with a most wonderful sight. The lake meets you almost at eye level, and on the bright summer morning that I made this trip it looked at it's very best with the sun glimmering on its surface and its rocky walls sweeping impressively down on to its edges.
You then climb above the western ridge with a precipitous drop to your left and bear south west for Mangerton peak (V980 807 D). Mangeton peak is rather non-descript with a radio mast and a cairn marking its highest point. On a clear day, the mast is visible from the walk along the edge of the punchbowl. From Mangerton you can go back to the spur (V982 813 B) between Lough Erhogh and the punchbowl. This is a beautiful section of the walk with Lough Erhogh on your right walled by near vertical slopes of rock and the deep blue corrie lake of the punch bowl on your left contrasting magnificently against the green and silver grey of the surrounding landscape. Follow the perimeter of the bowl back to the point where it narrows to a river. If it is a windy day, there is the shell of a long decayed stone dwelling that offers some respite from the elements. You eventually meet the track that brought you to this wonderful place.

It is busy when I visited in July with lots of walkers and sightseers. Despite this, the place exudes a wonderful tranquillity and a captivating sense of calm. Its one of those areas of natural beauty that keeps those of us compelled to wonder the mountains coming back again and again in search of gems. Trackback:
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The Devils Punch Bowl...not for the faint hearted .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Mangerton)
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