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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 Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 690m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W12502 85525
Place visited by 267 members. Recently by: No1Grumbler, prasanna, sofearghail, John.geary, breathp, glencree, abcd, Dee68, obanboy, TommyMc, Daingean, conormcg, Hjonna, jackos, chairmanmiah
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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's 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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Updated Summary:
Grassy, well defined peak with great views
Short Summary created by markmjcampion  13 Nov 2020
The West Pap is the slightly smaller of the pair which together are two of the most recognisable Irish peaks. It's grassy and heathery with a huge cairn which is thought to cover an ancient burial chamber. Great views of the Mangerton group, Derrynasaggarts and the plains of N Kerry.
W. Park either in the Clydagh Valley at W14446 84029 A or near Lough Glannafreaghaun at approx. W14760 86863 B and head along the track to W14304 85244 C. There are a no. of inconsistent tracks in this area that will take you through the steep, heather-covered lower slopes to the higher ground which has less vegetation. After the East Pap descend due west to a col before re-ascending to the West Pap. Allow 3 hrs+ up and back.
S. From the south park at a forest at W1292783233 D, walk 200m along the road to another forest exit. 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 continue to Rodgers Rock at W1259784177 F F and it's an easy ascent from here.
W. From the west park near Garrie's bridge at W08152 83703 G and follow the road N. At a sharp bend go through a gate and follow the good track winding up through charming farmland to W08879 84580 H. Keep on the track heading E up the well defined valley N of Coolcurtoga until it ends at a fence near W11968 84754 I. Follow the fence to the S spur of the W pap and go directly to the summit along a grassy track. Allow 2 hrs+ for this ascent.
Notable tracks incl 3391 and 4096. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/125/comment/4885/
 
The recognisable Paps. .. by jackill   (Show all for The Paps West)
 
Southern approach .. by riverlaune   (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)
 
Climbed the western pap in the derrynasaggarts vi .. by rossbeighed   (Show all for The Paps West)
 
A group of us from Ballyhoura Bears walking club .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for The Paps West)
 
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