Welcome to MountainViews
Find information for Irish hillwalking. Shared tracks, summit information, Challenge Walk Calendar etc.
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by
conditions. General information about the site is
here. Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see
conditions. Credits and list definitions are listed here
Brandon South TopMountainFaill na nDeamhan A name in Irish (Ir. Faill na nDeamhan [TCCD], 'cliff of the demons')KerryCounty, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock
Height:790mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70Grid Reference: Q46836 10704This summit has been logged as climbed by 235 members. Recently by: PeakPaul, thebigyin, mountainmike, jimgraham, Alatar, hannukkah, Onzy, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, kipper, eoghancarton, freddiej, odonogc, dtlibra, melohara I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Máire MacNeill comments on the place-names around Brandon as follows: From An Seabhac's compendium of the place-names of the district we learn that several places on the mountain have names suggestive of myths which recur at other Lughnasa sites, e.g. Macha an Mhíl (the Beast's Pasture), Faill na nDeamhan (the Demons' Cliff), Com na Caillighe (the Hag's Recess), Loch na Mná (the Woman's Lake), Cnoc an Tairbh (the Bull's Hill), etc. [MacNeill, The festival of Lughnasa, 105] Faill na nDeamhan on Brandon is paralled by Log na nDeamhan (Lugnademon) on Croagh Patrick.
Brandon South Top is the 51st highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/49/