The Paps Mountains, Walking Route, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance12.61 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude65 m
  • Peak690 m
  • Climb729 m
  • Descent543 m

The Paps Mountains, one-way walk is a moderate 3.5 hour walking route to the sacred summits of both mountains on an ancient trail, county Kerry, Ireland. This walking route starts or ends from the west at Islandmore and two cars or a taxi is required to avoid the long walk back. However there are other alternative routes to choose from which may suit you better:

Paps of Danu PR Killarney Walking Festival 2014

The Paps or Dá Chích Anann as they were known in Pagan, pre-Christian times is where they celebrated the Pagan festival of the Summer Solstice on the Paps of Danú or Dá Chích Anann. The area is steeped in Irish Mythology with the nearby Derrynafinna or Doire Na Feinne in Irish meaning 'Oak Wood of the Fianna'. The walk follows in the footsteps of the Fianna, Fionn MacCumhail's legendary army of warriors who hunted deer in this area with their famous pack of 500 Irish Wolf Hounds.


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