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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 212 members. Recently by: DaveMc, dromcarrig, Martinpeak, jgdarcy, Farley58, Wildrover, t.jay, tommccarthy, jasonmc, kissanepat1, PeakPaul, noelvontrap, Michael-n, Anavinet, maike
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Paps West in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: Nearly there!
 
Geo on The Paps West, 2010
by Geo  23 Feb 2010
Day three of a Kerry weekend and on the way home we thought The Paps would be nice on a Sunday morning. Parked at Forest at W1292783233 D and walked a couple of hundred metres further along the road to another forest exit. Immediately after this on left a hole in the hedge allows one to follow the forest fence uphill to another fence at W1295683777 E. After crossing this continure upwards and you get to Rodgers Rock (marked as a spot height on OS) at W1259784177 F in a little under an hour from the car. From here continue N along a fence and its hard to miss Pap West! We were on its summit with its cairn and trig in an hour and a half. Not a very demanding climb, but what a view! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/125/comment/4431/
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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)
 
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