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South Midlands Area   Brandon Hill Subarea
Place count in area: 31, OSI/LPS Maps: 53, 54, 55, 59, 60, 61, 66, 67, 68, 74 
Highest place:
Slievenamon, 720.2m
Maximum height for area: 720.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 711 metres,

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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
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Longitude: -6.974129, Latitude: 52.509839 , Easting: 269702, Northing: 140268 Prominence: 450m,  Isolation: 5.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 669638 640323,   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 third highest mountain in the South Midlands area and the 486th highest in Ireland. Brandon Hill is the second most easterly summit in the South Midlands area. 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)
 
One way of reaching the summit is as follows. Le .. by simon3   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
 
I tried to follow Simon's instructions, and I fou .. by murphysw   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
 
According to PW Joyce [Irish Local Names Explaine .. by simon3   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
 
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Picture: The view towards Mt Leinster and Blackstairs Mtn, from Brandon Hill
 
csd on Brandon Hill, 2006
by csd  9 Jul 2006
I elected to tackle Brandon Hill from the south. Leaving the R705, I turned right onto the laneway at S 718 379 H, a location marked on sheet 68 as Ballinvary Irish. It's quite easy to miss this, so keep a look out for a small lane that almost doubles back on itself as you turn off the main road. Follow this track (not recommended for low-slung vehicles!) to the forest gate at S 710 379 I, where there's space for one or two cars to park. I then followed the forest tracks (accurately shown on sheet 68) to approach the summit from the south. You pick up some markers labelled "BW" (Brandon Way?) as you make your way through the forest; these will accompany you all the way to the summit. Views from the top are excellent; although not the highest of peaks, its relatively isolated position commands a stunning panorama. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/423/comment/2422/
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