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Brandon Hill Mountain Cnoc Bhréanail A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Bhréanail [OSI], 'hill of Bréanal') County Highpoint of Kilkenny, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Rhyolitic volcanics, grey & brown slates Bedrock

Height: 515m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S69702 40268 This summit has been logged as climbed by 235 members. Recently by: paulmcquaid, Reeks2011, danifergie87, Franky, Lauranna, HeartTrek, Kiwitrekker, declanohagan, tmsr, AdrianneB, quarryman, johnballinger, lw24, tomodub, dillonkdy
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Longitude: -6.974161, Latitude: 52.509767 , Easting: 269702, Northing: 140268 Prominence: 450m,   Isolation: 5.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 669636 640315,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrndHl, 10 char: BrndnHil
Bedrock type: Rhyolitic volcanics, grey & brown slates, (Campile Formation)

This is the highest point in Co. Kilkenny. Brandonhill is also the name of a townland split between the parishes of Graiguenamanagh and The Rower and between the baronies of Gowran and Ida. There is also a townland named Brandondale in the parish of Graiguenamanagh.   Brandon Hill is the 519th highest summit in Ireland. Brandon Hill is the highest point in county Kilkenny.

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The 360 degree panorama is worth coming to see .. by group   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
 
Grand on Brandon! .. by MountainBoy   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
 
One way of reaching the summit is as follows. Le .. by simon3   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
 
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Picture: Someones put up a cross here, Ted!
 
murphysw on Brandon Hill, 2005
by murphysw  24 Sep 2005
I tried to follow Simon's instructions, and I found that road after a bit of to-ing and fro-ing and a bit of process of elimination. I dont think I followed them precisely because after driving up the road I went right at the first fork I came to. This ended in a locked gate and a stile. I parked up and went on my way. Through the gate this track continues. After about 100m it forks, and I took the left fork, which is steeply uphill and unusable by vehicles. After about another 100m this track swings to the right so went straight on over open ground to the top of the ridge in the vicinity of point 417m on the OS map. I soon picked up the track to the summit, the highest point in the county where hurlers start training in the womb! I climbed this the same day I did Mount Leinster and the summit here was mist shrouded as well. There is a large cross here, erected by the local parishioners, a massive cairn, and a box yoke thingy which Simon believes to be the remains of a TV retransmitter. Today it is absolutely filthy and full of rubbish. This is a grand little mountain with a decent variety of climbing conditions and I believe the views to be great on a clear day. Pity I couldn't see them! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/423/comment/1961/
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According to PW Joyce [Irish Local Names Explaine .. by simon3   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
 
I elected to tackle Brandon Hill from the south. .. by csd   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
 
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