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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
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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Paps West in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: Pap West with Pap East in the background
 
Southern approach
by riverlaune  12 Dec 2012
I have posted this comment on the Pap East comments, but thought it might be useful to have it here as well as most hillwalkers will bag both summits on the same walk! It also gives me an excuse to upload another photo!

We parked at W14446 84029 B (Point A) in the Clydagh Valley and followed the ancient Duhallow trail towards Rathmore. As you walk up the trail you will see Pap East on the left handside in the distance(weather permitting!). An excellent guide to the walk can be found in Kevin Corcoran's book, 'Kerry Walks'. In previous comments a number of fellow walkers have taken the 'fire break' trail up Pap East but found it very slippery and muddy. We decided to take a track on the left hand side(after the 2nd gate) at W14304 85244 C (Point B), which proved to be an excellent way up the mountain. There is a heathery scramble to the summit after the trail peters out, but it is a fairly straightforward route which avoids the 'fire break'. From East Pap and its huge cairn, we walked to West Pap and then as pre-arranged, the clouds parted and we devoured a well deserved lunch, with superb views over Cork and Kerry! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/125/comment/4552/
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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)
 
Just to answer the question on The City: The City .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for The Paps West)
 
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