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It was almost a year since Sneem Walking Club last visited the Paps, located between Glenflesk and the County Bounds and overlooking the Clydagh Valley. The Paps of Anu (commonly called The Paps) are a pair of breast-shaped mountains near Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland. The eastern summit, The Paps East, is 694 metres high and the western top, The Paps West is 690 metres high.
There is a stream running between the mountains. One half flows north into a small lake called Lough Nageeha and the other half flows south into the Clydagh River.
On our last visit, due to deteriorating weather condition (strong winds, cold and mist), we cut short our expedition on reaching the west summit. Continuing would have brought little joy to the group, so we returned the same route and vowed to return on another occasion with more favourable conditions.
With sufficient interest and suitable conditions, we’ll visit again on Sunday 26th February. Tentative plans are that The Paps will be the venue for both A and B walks. Meet in Sneem outside Dan Murphys for 10 AM as usual, when we will decide transport from there. If anyone intends to start at the Paps or wants picking up in Kenmare please update the Club Whatsapp.