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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 82 members. Recently by: Grumbler, John.geary, SmirkyQuill, Wilderness, Hadleigh, GSheehy, simon3, eamonoc, FrankMc1964, muddyboots, melohara, ilenia, Juanita, Wildrover, shaunkelly
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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.
 
Slabby rough top with great views.
Short Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy, thomas_g  29 May 2018
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/348/comment/5108/
 
For this summit, there are parking spaces for a f .. by john_desmond   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain)
 
Parked in place referred to by john_desmond. Fro .. by Conor74   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain)
 
From the Kerry Way at R 910 768 B to the eas .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain)
 
Made a quick climb as per John Desmond's route, b .. by milo   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain)
 
A brilliant walk though we did it the hard way an .. by quarryman   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain)
 
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