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Mangerton Area   Cen: Mangerton Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, EW-KNP, EW-R 
Highest place:
Mangerton, 838.2m
Maximum height for area: 838.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 583.2 metres,

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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
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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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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Mangerton (<i>An Mhangarta</i>) in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Mangerton and the Horse's Glen in the snow
Bulky flat-top with stunning corries at eastern edge of Killarney National Park
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, scapania, jackill  17 Aug 2023
Mangerton is a large mountain to the S of Killarney with great northern corries and superb views of the national park and the mountains of Iveragh and Beara. Take care of steep ground to the North in bad weather.

N. Park at V98398 84844 starA and take the path S to the Devil's Punchbowl V97556 81719 starB. Expansive views of the lakes of Killarney open up as you ascend. From the punchbowl either head up the steep W ridge which quickly relents to give an easy walk over the boggy plateau to the trig point. Or head even more steeply up the semi arête between the punchbowl and the Horses' Glen with stunning views of the glen. Descend the opposite way you ascended to complete a fine circuit of the punchbowl. 1.5 - 2 hrs to summit.

N. From the same car park head S for about 1km before heading E through the relatively flat expanses of wet, heather strewn bog to reach the outflow of Lough Garagarry at V99544 83571 starC Cross the river and head up onto the N spur of Stoompa. Follow a feint, intermittent track to the summit and follow the rim of the enormous corrie around to Mangerton. Allow 2.5 - 3 hrs - 9k route with 800m ascent.

W. Park at V96689 84255 starD and take forest trails to V96983 83608 starE - here the trail up to the Devil's Bit starts. After reaching open country at V97113 83352 starF head roughly ESE to join the path to the punchbowl. Descend via the first route to V98292 85334 starG and navigate the forest tracks back to your car.

Notable tracks include track/2161 and track/3289. Linkback:
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