Mangerton Mountain Walk from Torc, Killarney, Kerry

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: January 1, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
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  • Distance15.52 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude151 m
  • Peak811 m
  • Climb692 m
  • Descent685 m

The walk to Margarton Mountain from the upper Torc car park is a moderate to strenuous 4.5 hour (12 km) loop walk to the summit of Mangerton with spectacular views of the Devil’s Punchbowl, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Horses Glen, Killarney National Park and on a good day south west to Kenmare Bay, County Kerry in the south west of Ireland. This is one of the most popular and accessible mountain walks in Killarney.  Mangerton Mountain is 839m high (2,753ft) and the 25th tallest in Ireland. Only its western slopes are within Killarney National Park but its southern slopes are pure remote wilderness.

According to Irish Mythology and local legend, when local chieftain O’Donoghue Ross dined with the Devil one evening he punched him in the face. As O’Donoghue Ross was leaving the devil bit off the top of Mangerton Mountain creating the beautiful corrie lake known as the Devil’s Punchbowl. He threw it at the departing chieftain but missed him and it landed in Cashel Tipperary, creating the famous Rock of Cashel.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to the start point and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME App to find and follow the walking route live on screen and keep on track.  At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques.  Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.

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The walk to Margarton Mountain from the upper Torc car park is a moderate to strenuous 4.5 hour (12 km) loop walk to the summit of Mangerton with spectacular views of the Devil’s Punchbowl, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Horses Glen, Killarney National Park and on a good day south west to Kenmare Bay, County Kerry in the south west of Ireland. This is one of the most popular and accessible mountain walks in Killarney.  Mangerton Mountain is 839m high (2,753ft) and the 25th tallest in Ireland. Only its western slopes are within Killarney National Park but its southern slopes are pure remote wilderness.

According to Irish Mythology and local legend, when local chieftain O’Donoghue Ross dined with the Devil one evening he punched him in the face. As O’Donoghue Ross was leaving the devil bit off the top of Mangerton Mountain creating the beautiful corrie lake known as the Devil’s Punchbowl. He threw it at the departing chieftain but missed him and it landed in Cashel Tipperary, creating the famous Rock of Cashel.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to the start point and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME App to find and follow the walking route live on screen and keep on track.  At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques.  Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.

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