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Brassel Mountain Mountain Cnoc Breasail A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Breasail [TH] or Breasail [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of raddle') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 575m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V83049 82269
Place visited by 66 members. Recently by: melohara, Lauranna, thomas_g, summitstrife, elin, Onzy, PeakPaul, IainT, Martinpeak, tommccarthy, chalky, ciarraioch, omurchu, hugh_oc, simoburn
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Longitude: -9.702876, Latitude: 51.980689 , Easting: 83049, Northing: 82269 Prominence: 50m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 483024 582329,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrslMn, 10 char: BrslMntn
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

The Ordnance Survey Name Book suggests that Breasal is a man's name, but a connection with raddle, the red dye traditionally used to mark sheep, seems more likely.   Brassel Mountain is the 331st highest place in Ireland. Brassel Mountain is the second most southerly summit in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks area.

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Brassel is a pretty nondescript lump that is usua .. by S Mc Auliffe   (Show all for Brassel Mountain)
 
Just back from a great weekend in the Reeks. A gr .. by kkendellen   (Show all for Brassel Mountain)
 
Here is a better picture of Brassel. The scramble .. by S Mc Auliffe   (Show all for Brassel Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brassel Mountain in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: The Long Way Down
 
madfrankie on Brassel Mountain, 2009
by madfrankie  26 May 2009
Brassel is very much the idiot half-brother of the MacGillycuddy family, and as such, is not likely to be climbed for it's own sake.
For us, it came as the final top in a walk along the eastern ridge of the Reeks. From Cnoc An Chuillinn we retraced our steps to the saddle with Cnoc An Chuillinn East Top, and headed south, down wide mossy slopes that were kind to weary knees. Nearer the col the ground gets wetter, but it's a short and easy pull to Brassel's summit.
From Brassel, the descent to the Black Valley is unrelentingly steep, and it was handy to having a fence to hold on to. I'm not sure I'd fancy having to haul myself up these slopes as a means of accessing the eastern ridge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/317/comment/3783/
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