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Peakeen Mountain Mountain Péicín A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Péicín [PDT], 'boundary marker') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 554.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V90341 76494
Place visited by 71 members. Recently by: ilenia, Juanita, Wildrover, shaunkelly, Lauranna, IainT, sandilandsn, jackill, eoghancarton, bossyboots, David-Guenot, Onzy, simoburn, chalky, omurchu
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Longitude: -9.594938, Latitude: 51.930298 , Easting: 90342, Northing: 76494 Prominence: 280m,  Isolation: 1.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 490315 576555,   GPS IDs, 6 char: PknMnt, 10 char: PknMntn
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Oddly there is no Irish given on the Discovery map for this name, although two other peaks are named Péicín, possibly erroneously. Also known as Kilcurrane.   Peakeen Mountain is the 408th highest place in Ireland.

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Have a peak at Peakeen .. by group   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain)
 
For this summit, there are parking spaces for a f .. by john_desmond   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Peakeen Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: View down Kenmare Bay and across to Cahas from Peakeen summit
 
Conor74 on Peakeen Mountain, 2009
by Conor74  17 Feb 2009
Parked in place referred to by john_desmond. From there it's a twenty minute walk up the Old Kenmare-Killarney road to the place marked on most maps as 'the Windy Gap' (though some maps like the one on this site place that nearer to Foardal, higher on the west side as one continues on that road). Then went left, but think I might have stayed too near the east side as found the going quite steep and seemed to be doing a fair bit of clambering. Took about 30-40 minutes to get to the trig point, once one leaves the road. Views from the top are stunning, down the Kenmare Bay and across to the Cahas, across the Glas Loughs to Foardal (the 'other' Windy Gap) with the Reeks behind, over to Knockrower. Going down was tricky enough, quite wet, so took it easy, but about 15-20 mins to come down. Well worth it for the scenery. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/348/comment/3593/
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From the Kerry Way at R 910 768 B to the eas .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain)
 
Made a quick climb as per John Desmond's route, b .. by milo   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain)
 
A brilliant walk though we did it the hard way an .. by quarryman   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain)
 
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