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Brandon Group Area
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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
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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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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/
 
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)
 
Climbed Brandon Peak recently as part of a ridge .. by aidand   (Show all for Brandon Peak)
 
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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