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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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The 360 degree panorama is worth coming to see .. by group   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
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simon3 on Brandon Hill, 2003
by simon3  6 Dec 2003
One way of reaching the summit is as follows. Leave the Inistioge to Graiguenamanagh road near Sackinstown (S 677 423 E) Go SE along an unsurfaced road into the forest (where the road becomes surfaced) to a point near 685 412 F. Turn left onto the South Leinster Way. By following various tracks, mostly shown on the OS, arrive at S698 412 G, which is a substantial vehicle park at around 332m. (This position was taken by GPS, the tracks on the OS may not be totally accurately shown.) Beyond this, the road deteriorates. From the NE corner of this car park there is a well used track which will lead you to the summit along a ride, a track and over heather. You can actually drive to the car park if you wish to, though beware of bumps and ridges in the road.

Various patches of town lighting are visible in this night view from the summit hinting at the very large area, including coastline, that can be seen. The main patch of light shown here, looking approximately SE, is probably New Ross. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/423/comment/765/
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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)
I elected to tackle Brandon Hill from the south. .. by csd   (Show all for Brandon Hill)
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