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The Paps

Distance: 12km
Duration: 3.5 hours
Route type: One way
Buggy/wheelchair friendly: No
Surface types: Rough Mountain Trail, Open Mountain (No Trail)
Points of interest: Burial Cairn, Views of Reeks

Ancient trails lead the way to The Paps of Danú, two cone shaped peaks that provide excellent views of the Killarney Valley as well as the Caha and Boggeragh mountains. A gentle stroll along a bog road leads to steep ascents of both peaks.

Steeped Archaeology and folklore, the Paps is where the pre-Christians celebrated the Summer Solstice Pagan festival. The area is surrounded in oak forests which is believed to have been a popular spot for hunting with Irish Wolf Hounds.

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