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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 72 members. Recently by: melohara, ilenia, Juanita, Wildrover, shaunkelly, Lauranna, IainT, sandilandsn, jackill, eoghancarton, bossyboots, David-Guenot, Onzy, simoburn, chalky
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Peakeen Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: The summit area with Kenmare Bay in background.
 
Updated Summary:
Have a peak at Peakeen
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, thomas_g,  Mon 4 Dec
Fine views abound, but going can be wet slippery in the winter, especially the last 50m of ascent.
Easiest access is via the Kerry way from Gowlane, but it is possible to access from Peakeen West (from Molls Gap road): no real sense in approaching from N or S. The trig point stands alone atop a rocky perch and is visible from miles away. It's best to approach the final ascent from the north as there are cliffs east and very steep ground to the west.
Possibly the simplest approach is via the Kerry Way. There is parking for 2/3 cars at V917752 A. Proceed north along Kerry Way for about 1km, then turn directly west for another 800m up the steep, but quite doable eastern slope. Mostly rocks, grass and short heather underfoot. The small summit area is a rocky outcrop. About 80/90 minutes car to summit depending on conditions. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/348/comment/5108/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Peakeen Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: The snow-capped Reeks from Peakeen summit.
New Comment: Rewarding second visit
by Colin Murphy  Mon 4 Dec
This was my second visit to Peakeen, the first being about 7 years ago on a beautiful summer's day, this one on a possibly even more beautiful winter's day. It's a very fine mountain with a rocky/grassy, well-defined summit and scenery you could eat. We approached from the SE along the Kerry Way and then directly up the steep eastern slope. (See short summary for details) With good going underfoot, it took just an hour and 15 minutes to reach the summit. Spectacular views in all directions and the winter light added to the sense of beauty. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/348/comment/19800/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Peakeen Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Looking NE from the trig point on Peakeen
 
john_desmond on Peakeen Mountain, 2006
by john_desmond  26 Apr 2006
For this summit, there are parking spaces for a few cars at V917 752 A, where the public road meets the start of a dirt track going Northwards. This is part of the Kerry Way and used to be the old road from Killarney to Kenmare in the 19th Century. As you pass between Peakeen and Knockanguish, stop at the highest point on the road and turn off left. Stay to the North of Peakeen to avoid the cliffs. After the ascent and as soon as the ground levels out, you will see the trig point high up on Peakeen to your left. Carry on a bit further and try and approach the summit from the North / North-West where the going is easier. The most striking thing on the summit is the trig point which is mounted on the highest rock and really stands out. Despite the fact it is just 555 metres, the views from it are stunning and are better than many other higher peaks. Return by the same route and avoid the cliffs and crags to the East. Done in conjunction with Knockanaguish, it would make for a really nice 3 hour walk on a clear sunny day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/348/comment/2302/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/348/comment/3593/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Peakeen Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Crags near summit of Peakeen Mountain
 
madfrankie on Peakeen Mountain, 2007
by madfrankie  19 Jun 2007
From the Kerry Way at R 910 768 B to the east of Peakeen we threaded our way up through crags to gain a northern shoulder. It’s a bit of a pull, but after the exertion of Knocknaguish I was enjoying a second wind. There’s a brief scramble through more cragginess shortly before gaining the summit, a trig-pillar perched atop a rocky outcrop. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/348/comment/2748/
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milo on Peakeen Mountain, 2008
by milo  4 Jan 2008
Made a quick climb as per John Desmond's route, but in mist and gathering dusk. Moderately challenging in these circumstances and I feel that Madfrankies pic of the crags underrates their extent on the East side.
Moving SW for 300 mtrs I then descended easily south and contrived to find myself in the gathering dark on a by-way leading to the N71 rather than the one leading toward my arranged rendezvous at 917 752 C. Thanks to the kindness of a passing biker and despite wilful ignoring by many 07 plates order was restored without invoking the rescue serrvices Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/348/comment/2936/
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