Right on the outskirts of Killarney National Park, on the north-western slopes of Mangerton Mountain. You can find this loop trail, named after the iconic Corrie lake ‘The Devil’s punchbowl’ (Irish: Poll Ifrinn).
The trail begins and ends at the concrete slab bridge in Gortagullane (Co. Kerry), not far from Mangerton Mountain Chalets, and follows a worn out track.
A 4-5 hour hike (6 mi – 10 Km) with a total elevation gain of 2257 ft. (+- 670 m.) takes you around the loop.
Some parental guidance for everybody in the Hiiker community. Generally it’s not advised to bring your kids and/or pets to this difficult trail. As the terrain is not really suited for either or both.
When you’re a big fan of harsh Irish rain. You should hike this trail in September, October or November. Your best shot at some sunshine is throughout June, July or August.
There is no official car park for this route, but you can find a small number of spots on the side of the road at the beginning of the trail.