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Peakeen Mountain West Top Mountain For origin of name, see Peakeen Mountain. Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 538.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V88958 76481
Place visited by 61 members. Recently by: kieran.ruby, Grumbler, Wilderness, Juanita, Hadleigh, simon3, eamonoc, FrankMc1964, muddyboots, melohara, ilenia, trekker, markmjcampion, Wildrover, shaunkelly
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Longitude: -9.61503, Latitude: 51.929908 , Easting: 88959, Northing: 76481 Prominence: 93m,  Isolation: 0.2km
ITM: 488933 576542,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Pkn539, 10 char: PknMntnWst
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Peakeen Mountain West Top is the 449th highest place in Ireland. Peakeen Mountain West Top is the second most southerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Peakeen Mountain West Top in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Peakeen West viewed from Peakeen
 
Fine views down Kenmare Bay
Short Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy, thomas_g  1 Jun 2018
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 V917 752 A (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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/374/comment/5133/
 
This summit can be approached from the Peakeen si .. by john_desmond   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain West Top)
 
From the summit of Peakeen it became clear that i .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain West Top)
 
Really worth a visit !! .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Peakeen Mountain West Top)
 
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