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The Paps West Mountain An Dá Chích Anann - An Chíoch Thiar A name in Irish
(Ir. An Dá Chích [OSI], 'the two breasts') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 690m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W12502 85525 This summit has been logged as climbed by 216 members. Recently by: wjnunan, theredyin, IainT, jacek22m, DaveMc, dromcarrig, Martinpeak, jgdarcy, Farley58, Wildrover, t.jay, tommccarthy, jasonmc, kissanepat1, PeakPaul
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Longitude: -9.275243, Latitude: 52.01527 , Easting: 112502, Northing: 85525 Prominence: 106m,   Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 512466 585574,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThPpsW, 10 char: ThPpsWst
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

The Dictionary of Celtic Mythology gives the full name as Dá Chích Anann, 'the two breasts of Anu'. This goddess, also called Danu, was reputedly responsible for the fertility of the whole province of Munster. The summit cairns on both peaks, believed to be prehistoric, resemble nipples on the breasts. Strangely enough, the two peaks have the rounded aspect of a comely maiden's figure when viewed from the north-west (Killarney) or south-east (Ballyvourney), but have a triangular profile more reminiscent of a war goddess breastplate when seen from the north-east (Rathmore) or south-west (Kenmare).   The Paps West is the second highest mountain in the Paps/Derrynasaggart area and the 127th highest in Ireland.

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Southern approach .. by riverlaune   (Show all for The Paps West)
The recognisable Paps. .. by jackill   (Show all for The Paps West)
view looking north .. by rossbeighed   (Show all for The Paps West)
Day three of a Kerry weekend and on the way home .. by Geo   (Show all for The Paps West)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Paps West in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: Looking back towards the Paps from Caherbarnagh
johnvbrennan on The Paps West, 2005
by johnvbrennan  16 May 2005
A group of us from Ballyhoura Bears walking club did the Paps in May. We were very fortunate with the weather which offered us fabulous views of the Reeks and Mangerton. We left our cars in Millstreet and hired a minibus to bring us to the starting point in Glenflesk Co. Kerry. We then walked the entire ridge back to Millstreet in Co. Cork. Along the way we took in both East and West Paps, Caherbarnagh. We finished with Claragh mountain in Millstreet. Total journey time was just under 7 hours. The ground from Caherbarnagh to the foot of Claragh is tough under foot and if it had been a wet day I am sure it's the kind of ground that would soak the energy out of you pretty quickly. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/125/comment/1695/
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Climbed the western pap in the derrynasaggarts vi .. by rossbeighed   (Show all for The Paps West)
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