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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)
A group of us from Ballyhoura Bears walking club .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for The Paps West)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Paps West in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: n22 view from the spur
rossbeighed on The Paps West, 2009
by rossbeighed  17 Mar 2009
Climbed the western pap in the derrynasaggarts via the spur (rodgers rock).
assumed this would be easier than going via shrone lake on the rathmore side.
parked the car about 2 miles east of cloonkeen and climbed from large cutting. looks like theres plenty of space for parking here. the tough part is the climb up to the spur which gets quite steep. from the spur its relatively straight forward as you have both peaks straight in front of you.
there was a hazy mist from the top but Id say on a clear day probably the best view in ireland. have to come up again on a clear day to see that kerry expanse:)
even with the mist the view towards kerry Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/125/comment/3647/
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