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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 Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 690m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W12502 85525 This place has been logged as visited by 229 members. Recently by: oakesave, DeltaP, Wilderness, odonovansf, Juanita, Caithniadh, timmyc, sophpow, Stephenjryan, Cathal-Kelly, davsheen, AJB1971, Eirepur, hawkeye.john62, wjnunan
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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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The recognisable Paps. .. by jackill   (Show all for The Paps West)
 
Southern approach .. by riverlaune   (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)
 
A group of us from Ballyhoura Bears walking club .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for The Paps West)
 
Climbed the western pap in the derrynasaggarts vi .. by rossbeighed   (Show all for The Paps West)
 
ciarraioch on The Paps West, 2007
by ciarraioch  22 Apr 2007
Just to answer the question on The City: The City or Cathair Crobh Dearg is an ancient stone fort at the northern foot of the Paps or Dá Chích. There is a holy well with a cult of the Virgin Mary, with rosaries traditionally said in a clockwise direction around the fort on Mayday, of late the nearest Sunday to 1st May. This is obviously a christianisation of the Earth Mother cult. The cairns on the Paps are supposedly megalithic burial chambers built on the mountains to resemble nipples. Dana or Anú was the goddess of Munster and the views are wideranging over her domain from Allihies on Beara to the Galtees in Tipperary. A walk combining the City and the Paps is like a pilgrimage back in time to the religion of our ancestors. The cultural and musical hinterland of Sliabh Luachra lies at your feet, the birthplaces of Gaelic poets Eoghan Rua O Suilleabhain and Aogán O Raithaille are immediately to the north. The Paps are more than a just another walk.... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/125/comment/2671/
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