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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 232 members. Recently by: Franky, Lauranna, HeartTrek, Kiwitrekker, declanohagan, tmsr, AdrianneB, quarryman, johnballinger, lw24, tomodub, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, ewen, javono
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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 519th highest summit in Ireland. Brandon Hill is the highest point in county Kilkenny.

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I walked to the top of Brandon Hill today, from t .. by Big-Foot   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
This visualisation looks broadly north east and s .. by simon3   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon Hill in area South Midlands, Ireland
Picture: In the mist!
paulocon on Brandon Hill, 2008
by paulocon  27 Nov 2008
Climbed Brandon Hill this morning on the way down the country for a work appointment. Used the directions given by simon3. Note that the initial stretch of the lane which is unsurfaced is by far the worst with some massive holes to encounter so take care on this part. I followed the surfaced roadway up the hill keeping left until I eventually came to a large circular parking area. Parked there and followed a narrow rough lane uphill until I came to a gate beyond which lay a sign for Brandon Hill Cross. This stretch took me along a small section of the South Leinster way until I branched off uphill following a second sign for the cross. From here, it's a steep but short climb to the top of the hill. Thick covering of fog so the excellent views I had read about were denied me but plenty atop the hill to explore. As well as the large cross, there's a very large cairn - the stones on one side seem to have been modified to incorporate a shelter. To one side of the cairn stands a strange looking building with a lowered door into which I didn't dare look. To the other side of this building is a large directional indicator. There were a number of smaller cairns (or maybe just recently built collections of stones) around the summit. Handy climb along an established stone path - will certainly climb again and would be a perfect climb on which to bring the kids. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/423/comment/3426/
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Kilkennys high point .. by Kennyj   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
The summit of Brandon Hill, with the imposing cai .. by murphysw   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
Brandon Hill is surely a giant of a mountain with .. by oldsoldier   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
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