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

Height: 694m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W13323 85542
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Longitude: -9.263178, Latitude: 52.015624 , Easting: 113323, Northing: 85542 Prominence: 623m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 513294 585599,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThPpsE, 10 char: ThPpsEst
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 was reputedly responsible for the fertility of the whole province of Munster. A line of stones, known as na Fiacla, connects the two tops and is believed to have formed a processional route.   The Paps East is the highest mountain in the Paps/Derrynasaggart area and the 121st highest in Ireland.

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Steep pull up rewarded by fine views. .. by group   (Show all for The Paps East)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Paps East in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: Bird of Prey on the Cairn
 
What about this for a resting place!
by stargazer  25 Sep 2010
Inspired by fellow contributors and Paddy Dillon's book "The Mountains of Ireland: A guide to walking the summits" I decided to set out to conquer the Paps on a fine late September day. I walked along the trail mentioned in the previous posts beyond yet another gate and climbed up a heathery slope thereby avoiding the now notorious fire break. Going was steep and probably a good deal drier than the fire break but with dense heather it can be treacherous in places on the descent.

I noticed a couple of birds of prey on the cairn on the summit-(see photo). The two birds circled the summit as I approached. Can anyone identify this creature- apparently mostly black with a long wing span?

I continued on to the Paps West. Due to the individual prominences, the Paps present an excellent workout to summiteers as, given that many will return via the same route, it involves three seperate ascents. It can at least equal many higher ranges with summits less prominent. Still you always have the option of resting your head between the Paps!! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/116/comment/6110/
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