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Bray Head Hill Ceann Bhreagha A name in Irish
(Ir. Ceann Bhreagha [logainm.ie], 'head(-land) of Breagha') Kerry County, in Binnion List, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 239m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V33420 73715 This summit has been logged as climbed by 33 members. Recently by: seanachai, ahendroff, p_treanor, chalky, inigoalana, jcofarrell, kingstonian, Lisamck, rodders, Dbosonnet, Conor74, andren64, three5four0, kernowclimber, mcrtchly
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Longitude: -10.42046, Latitude: 51.89123 , Easting: 33420, Northing: 73715 Prominence: 204m,   Isolation: 6km
ITM: 433406 573776,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BryHd, 10 char: Bray Head
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

The name is of the same origin as Bray and Bray Head in Co. Wicklow.   Bray Head is the 1191th highest summit in Ireland.

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Coastal Cowtown
Short Summary created by Peter Walker,  13 Jun 2012
Bray Head forms the western end of Valencia Island off the Iveragh coast, and in common with many other tops hereabouts has some excellent coastal views.

Start from 350737 A where there is room for a number of cars. Walk WSW up an obvious track to reach a conspicuous signal tower directly over the ocean: from here turn right and follow the impressive cliff edge up to the summit. Descent can be either by the same route or by a more direct course heading ESE to regain the track.

It should be noted that there are generally a lot of cattle roaming loose in this area, which needs considering if you are uneasy in their company. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1010/comment/5769/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bray Head in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: Looking back from near the summit
 
Mooooo!
by Peter Walker  17 Jul 2010
For those who prefer an alternative to the five euros and tourists associated with Geokaun, Bray Head (summit seemingly named Foiltagarriff on OSI Sheet 78) provides a jaunt equal in scenery but considerably superior in terms of quietness. Starting from Mr Bloke's point B the track leads easily and obviously up to the signal tower from where a right turn leads up an easy slope along the edge of the cliffs (assorted faint paths) to the top. No cows in-situ when I was there (plenty on the way up though, so I'd echo the point about comfort in the company of cattle being required) but nor was there mist: therefore I can confidently state that there's some excellent cliff scenery here.

It's easy enough to cut the corner back to the track on the return by heading ESE from the summit: the route of descent is arrayed before you. Easier to avoid the cows that way too. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1010/comment/5954/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bray Head in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: Signal Tower at Bay Head
The cow marks the summit
by three5four0  28 Sep 2011
Parked at V350 737, as dbloke and followed the track out to the signal tower, then along the cliffs and back to the spot height. Lots of cattle just before the summit, so as dbloke says, not a walk for the bovine phobic! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1010/comment/6543/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bray Head in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: Cow summit
 
dbloke on Bray Head, 2009
by dbloke  27 Sep 2009
Parked the car at the Skellig Heritage centre (V371 734 B immediately on the left after crossing the bridge from Portmagee) as recommended by Kevin Corcoran in his Kerry Walks book. We should know better. He likes a bit of road walking does Kevin, so cut out an hour of tarmac thudding and park at V350 738 C like everyone else. Room for 8-10 cars to park here. Hop over the style and follow the track up the signal tower remains, then bear right and it's a gentle climb up to a flat, featureless summit. Some steep sea cliffs here, but as usual it was too misty to see anything of them. The top seems to be in the middle of some old bog works. Marked by a cow the day we were there. Not one for the bovine phobic this walk... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1010/comment/4148/
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