Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any mountain area or any detail feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill or mountain

Users Online:
Onzy, IainT
Guests online: 58
Recent Contributions

Torc Mountain W Top: Big brother ....

Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo

Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore

Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge

Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.

Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn

Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10

Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh

Slieve Foye

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Brandon Group Area
Rating graphic.
Brandon Peak Mountain Barr an Ghéaráin A name in Irish
(Ir. Barr an Ghéaráin [OSI], 'top of the fang') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 840m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q47207 09481 This summit has been logged as climbed by 387 members. Recently by: wjnunan, GillSte, IainT, Buny Clare, Martinpeak, thomas_g, gerrym, Rainbow6, ericjones, eryri, Ulsterpooka, Colin Murphy, Wilderness, t.jay, tommccarthy
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -10.236348, Latitude: 52.216359 , Easting: 47207, Northing: 109481 Prominence: 190m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 447190 609534,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrndPk, 10 char: BrndnPeak
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

From the vicinity of Cloghane church there is a strange optical illusion whereby this peak seems higher than the summit, though it is actually over 100m lower.   Brandon Peak is the 25th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/
COMMENTS for Brandon Peak 1 2 Next page >>
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon Peak in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: The peak from the north
Peak Indeed
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, Onzy,  16 May 2016
Brandon Peak is a spectacular fang-shaped summit along the main Brandon ridge. The Peak is reached usually as part of a walk taking in the ridge and a number of other summits, normally including Brandon itself, its South Top and Gearhane, but possibly being extended north of Brandon as far as Masatiompan.

There are many routes onto the Brandon massif; the main starting points are, Ballybrack Q434 094 A at the bottom of the Saint's Road leading direct to Brandon and where there is a particularly large car park (often full), Ballyknockane Q434 126 B, at the bottom of the Dingle Way which leads east from here to the col between Masatiompan and Piaras Mor, and Cloghane Q494120 C, from where you have have the choice of a path into the coom northeast of Brandon summit, or a higher route over the Faha Ridge.

Once Brandon is reached you can look forward to 3k of fine ridge walking over Brandon Peak and to Gearhane.

A number of routes from the south are also possible. For a great (and long) day out which would necessitate a second car, you could start at the Connor Pass, taking in a number of other summits, Beendubh, Beennabrack and Ballysitteragh before reaching Gearhane and Brandon Peak. A further start could be made from Ballinloghig, from around Q425 077 D, though parking could be difficult, over spot height 404 and onto Gearhane.

Video short summary of approach from south (2 min long):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs2xayREu2s&feature=youtu.be Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/4784/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon Peak in area Brandon Group, Ireland
csd on Brandon Peak, 2003
by csd  29 Jun 2003
Photo shows the ridge walk over to Brandon Peak (centre), taken from the southern slopes of Mt Brandon itself. The wall makes navigating from Brandon to Brandon Peak trivial. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/570/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
aidand on Brandon Peak, 2004
by aidand  9 Aug 2004
Climbed Brandon Peak recently as part of a ridge walk. We started at Faha near Cloghane, up the tourist route to Mount Brandon (took 2 hours). This is very well marked. From here follow a line of old fence posts and then a stone wall. This will bring you safley most of the way to Brandon Peak. In clear weather the views are excellent as described. From here it is a very clear ridge walk onto Gearhane. From here go through the gate. Follow the fence on your right for 3-400 yards. Then turn left and down to the farmhouse at Mullagh. This is the valley under the northside of the Connor Pass. It took us 5 hours to this point. Thankfully we had arranged to be collected here. Otherwise it is a 3 or 4 mile walk back on a tarred road to Cloghane and further again if you have to walk back to Faha.
This walk is definitely worth doing. I am already planning to do it by the reverse route and hopefully heading on from Mount Brandon to Pearasmore and down to Brandon Village. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/1072/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon Peak in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: view form pass near Mullagheveal, path to top and Brocken spectre
from Mullaghveal to top and back
by marzka  29 Apr 2012
I was there in 2010.
Getting there: From Tralee , follow the N86 road, and then the R56 for Cloghane.. Just before village cross a bridge, pass the garda station on the right, and then cross another bridge and take the next left. Go to the end of the road. Start point is on the farm gate with climbing warning sign. Go through several gates and at the end keep the track on the right side. Walk up the track for a hundred metres. It is very wet on the pass, so going right to the top - keep going near the fence on the north.. go up to the gate, and then you'll find a good path to the top.
as everyone know the summit is frequently shrouded in clouds but it gives an opportunity to see the brocken spectre..
time: about 5 hours Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/6787/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon Peak in area Brandon Group, Ireland
csd on Brandon Peak, 2003
by csd  29 Jun 2003
Summit of Brandon Peak, looking along the ridge to Gearhane (in the middle distance), with Dingle Bay in the distance. Fantastic views (on a clear day) - you can see all the way over to the three Coumloughra peaks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/571/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
milo on Brandon Peak, 2002
by milo  29 Jul 2002
Drama to rival Brandon itself Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/50/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
COMMENTS for Brandon Peak 1 2 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Brandon Peak.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here