Mangerton Mountain & the Devil’s Punch Bowl are located in the Killarney National Park and offers some amazing views of the area.
The Devil’s Punch Bowl is a glacial lake in the hollow of Mangerton Mountain, a mountain rising to 838 meters above sea level and overlooking Killarney.
The Devil’s Punchbowl got its name from a folk tale. Chieftain O’Donoghue Ross dined with the devil on Mangerton. During an argument that developed, the chieftain punched the devil in the face and ran off down the mountain. The devil bit a chunk out of the summit and threw it after him. He missed, and it landed in Muckross Lake to form Devil’s Island.
The start of the hike is about a 15 minutes drive outside Killarney town. The start of the hike is at 52.006729, -9.480471 as shown below. This is a bit challenging so be prepared!
For a good idea of the route, check out this link. Some photos below from our hike.
While near Killarney, why don’t you also check out our post on Muckross House and the National Park