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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 West Top, 538.7m Mountain Péicín (mullach thiar) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Peakeen Mountain., Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Lists, Peakeen Mountain West Top is the 452nd highest place in Ireland. Peakeen Mountain West Top is the second most southerly summit in the Mangerton area.
Grid Reference V88958 76481, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 78 members, recently by: maoris, abcd, Krzysztof_K, jackos, mountainmike, John.geary, annem, Superterence, hivisibility, chelman7, No1Grumbler, Ulsterpooka, upper, Fergalh, obanboy
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.61503, Latitude: 51.929908, Easting: 88959, Northing: 76481, Prominence: 93m,  Isolation: 0.2km
ITM: 488933 576542
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Pkn539, 10 char: PknMntnWst

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Gallery for Peakeen Mountain West Top (Péicín (mullach thiar)) and surrounds
Summary for Peakeen Mountain West Top (Péicín (mullach thiar)): Fine views down Kenmare Bay
Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy, thomas_g 2018-06-01 05:45:53
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Picture: Peakeen West viewed from Peakeen
Wonderful views down Kenmare bay on a fine day. Be aware the ground below the summit is very boggy and pools of water abound.
The best access is via the Kerry way from Gowlane Gowlane School Ruin (V917 752) (skirt Peakeen to the N). While access is possible from the Molls Gap road via the col between Peakeen W and spot height 525m: there are access issues to Derrygarriff to the west of Peakeen, so the western approach is probably best avoided. There is no real sense in approaching from N (unless you want a longer route via the old Killarney to Kenmare route).

There is a good approach from the SE, via Peakeen itself - see Peakeen short summary for details. It's about 1.3km from Peakeen to the summit, mostly grass or short heather, a bit boggy in places, but the climb is simple enough - probably about 80m ascent. The summit is undefined - a sort of grassy area. It took about 45 minutes to make the traverse.
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Member Comments for Peakeen Mountain West Top (Péicín (mullach thiar))

            MountainViews.ie picture about Peakeen Mountain West Top (<em>Péicín (mullach thiar)</em>)
Picture: The summit of Peakeen W Top. Looking over Kenmare Bay with the Beara peninsula in the distance
john_desmond on Peakeen Mountain West Top
by john_desmond 26 Apr 2006
This summit can be approached from the Peakeen side. There are parking spaces for a few cars at 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. Follow the spur Westwards and after navigating around some crags and several false summits, you will get to the summit which seems to take quiet a while to get to. There is nothing on the summit except grass. The views from here are really stunning with the turquoise Blue Kenmare Bay below, the mountains of the Beara peninsula and South Kerry in the distance and the Reeks to the North-West. I did this as part of a 3-4 hour walk taking in Peakeen W Top, Peakeen and Knockanaguish. If you are doing it, pick a nice clear sunny day or summer evening. The views are just too nice to waste on a cloudy day. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/374/comment/2301/
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Picture: Near summit of Peakeen West Top
madfrankie on Peakeen Mountain West Top
by madfrankie 19 Jun 2007
From the summit of Peakeen it became clear that its West Top was not the handy ‘over and back’ I was anticipating. In fact the terrain is somewhat more complex than the map suggests. We walked west, then dropped down to the north to avoid possible crags on Peakeen’s western slopes. Bypassed an eastern spur on the right before ascending to a rocky knoll followed by a short walk to the small grassy summit. This is a tremendous vantage point with great views in all directions, but especially towards Molls Gap.
If you descend to the south-west like we did, be prepared for new forestry, a lot of gorse, and more fences than the Grand National. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/374/comment/2750/
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Picture: On the top of Peakeen Mountain W Top, with Kenmare Bay and Béara peninsula in the background.
Really worth a visit !!
by David-Guenot 14 Jun 2015
Celebrating my 100th summit of the VL-Arderin list on Peakeen Mountain W Top about one month ago (thank you for the hike and the pics, Conor74 !!). The area, despite being quite close to Kenmare and having the Kerry Way running along nearby, has remained unspoiled and offers a certain sensation of wilderness and remoteness, with some extensive views all around. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/374/comment/18119/
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