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Mangerton Area , SW: Peakeens Subarea
Feature count in area: 28, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Mangerton 838.2m

Starting Places (30) in area Mangerton:
Cummeenboy Stream, Derrycunihy Church, Dunkerron Mid, Garries Bridge, Gowlane School Ruin, Hidden Valley Pet Farm, Inchimore West, Kenmare Bridge, Killarney Hiking Parking Lot, Knockanaskill N, Knocknsallagh Bridge, Loo River Junction, Looscaunagh Lough W, Lough Barfinnihy CP, Lough Guitane E, Lough Guitane SE, Lough Guitane W, Lynes Farm, Mangerton Walk N CP, Mangerton Walk Start, Molls Gap, Muckross Lake S, Old Rail Level Crossing, Poulacapple, River Roughty, Rossacroo na Loo Forest, Sahaleen Bridge, Shaking Rock W, Shronaboy Farm MTB, Torc Waterfall CP

Summits & other features in area Mangerton:
Cen: Dromderlough: Dromderalough 650m, Dromderalough NE Top 654m, Dromderalough NW Top 625m, Knockbrack 610m, Knockrower 554m, Shaking Rock 402m
Cen: Inchimore: Inchimore 256m
Cen: Mangerton: Glencappul Top 700m, Mangerton 838.2m, Mangerton North Top 782m, Stoompa 705m, Stoompa East Top 608m
NE: Crohane: Bennaunmore 454m, Carrigawaddra 425m, Crohane 650m, Crohane SW Top 477m
NW: Torc: Cromaglan Mountain 371m, Torc Mountain 534.8m, Torc Mountain West Top 479.4m
SE: Esknabrock: Esknabrock 406m
SW: Peakeens: Derrygarriff 492m, Derrygarriff West Top 382m, Foardal 409.8m, Knockanaguish 509m, Peakeen Mountain 554.7m, Peakeen Mountain Far NW Top 525.5m, Peakeen Mountain North-West Top 522.7m, Peakeen Mountain West Top 538.7m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Peakeen Mountain, 554.7m Mountain Péicín A name in Irish,
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(prob. Ir. Péicín [PDT], 'boundary marker'), Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Lists, Peakeen Mountain is the 409th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V90341 76494, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 105 members, recently by: farmerjoe1, maoris, abcd, Krzysztof_K, Dee68, jackos, Denis-Barry, mountainmike, annem, jlk, hivisibility, chelman7, No1Grumbler, Ulsterpooka, learykid
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.594938, Latitude: 51.930298, Easting: 90342, Northing: 76494, Prominence: 280m,  Isolation: 1.4km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 490315 576555
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: 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.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: PknMnt, 10 char: PknMntn

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Summary for Peakeen Mountain (Péicín): Slabby rough top with great views.
Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy, thomas_g 2018-05-29 18:23:45
   picture about Peakeen Mountain (<em>Péicín</em>)
Picture: The summit area with Kenmare Bay in background.
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 Gowlane School Ruin ( Gowlane School Ruin (V Gowlane School Ruin (V917 752))). 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.
Member Comments for Peakeen Mountain (Péicín)

   picture about Peakeen Mountain (<em>Péicín</em>)
Picture: Looking NE from the trig point on Peakeen
john_desmond on Peakeen Mountain
by john_desmond 26 Apr 2006
For this summit, there are parking spaces for a few cars at Gowlane School Ruin (V Gowlane School Ruin (V917 752)), 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. Linkback:
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Picture: View down Kenmare Bay and across to Cahas from Peakeen summit
Conor74 on Peakeen Mountain
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. Linkback:
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Picture: Crags near summit of Peakeen Mountain
madfrankie on Peakeen Mountain
by madfrankie 19 Jun 2007
From the Kerry Way at A (R910 768) 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. Linkback:
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milo on Peakeen Mountain
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 Gowlane School Ruin (V917 752). Thanks to the kindness of a passing biker and despite wilful ignoring by many 07 plates order was restored without invoking the rescue serrvices Linkback:
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quarryman on Peakeen Mountain
by quarryman 26 Jul 2009
A brilliant walk though we did it the hard way and beelined from the coll at 323m. All but the 3 highest peaks in the Reeks were visible as were the Caha Mountains and 'mouth' of the Kenmare River. As we'd walked to ladies View and back before the climb we were quite thirsty and a well-earned pint in Kenmare was our reward. Linkback:
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