Mangerton Mountain & the Devil’s Punchbowl
There is nothing like a trip up Mangerton Mountain and the Devil’s Punchbowl, the views are fantastic. The Punchbowl itself is worth it for the views, its a Glacial Lake left here since the Ice Age. There is a pathway that sorrounds the Punchbowl and care must be taken especially in Cold or Cloudy weather. At the top on a clear day you can see as far as Dursey Island, Castlecove, Sneem and the Mountains of the Beara Peninsula, the McGillycuddy Reeks, Torc Mountain, the 3 Lakes of Killarney. You can also see Muckross House, Ross Castle, the Lake Hotel and on towards Glenflesk and Mountains going into Cork.
( Image above shows the Lake Hotel and the Lower Lake in Killarney )
Before attempting to climb Mangerton Mountain please follow normal practices for Irish Mountains in general more information can be found at the following.