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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 place has been logged as visited by 401 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, pwbellarby, Owenloughrey, tommyclarke, oakesave, MickC, Polarstern, livelife2thefull, sammullangalvin, Reeks2011, Juanita, Dean, timmyc, Hadleigh, oldpragmatist
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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 place in Ireland.

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Peak Indeed .. by group   (Show all for Brandon Peak)
 
A magic scramble up the East Ridge .. by IainT   (Show all for Brandon Peak)
 
Photo shows the ridge walk over to Brandon Peak ( .. by csd   (Show all for Brandon Peak)
 
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/
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from Mullaghveal to top and back .. by marzka   (Show all for Brandon Peak)
 
Summit of Brandon Peak, looking along the ridge t .. by csd   (Show all for Brandon Peak)
 
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