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Brandon South Top Mountain Faill na nDeamhan A name in Irish
(Ir. Faill na nDeamhan [TCCD], 'cliff of the demons') Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 790m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46836 10704 This summit has been logged as climbed by 254 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, Eirepur, theredyin, IainT, rleahy, Martinpeak, thomas_g, gerrym, liz50, ericjones, hivisibility, Colin Murphy, Wilderness, t.jay, tommccarthy
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Longitude: -10.242326, Latitude: 52.227238 , Easting: 46836, Northing: 110704 Prominence: 25m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 446819 610757,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrndSt, 10 char: BrndnSthTp
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

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 52nd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon South Top in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Final ascent
 
Waypoint on the Main Brandon Ridge
Short Summary created by Onzy,  28 Apr 2015
Brandon South Top is a mere notch on the main Brandon Ridge which is extremely unlikely to be climbed on its own and will be more usually visited as part of a walk taking in the ridge and a number of other summits, normally including Brandon itself, Brandon Peak and Gearhane, but possibly being extended north of Brandon as far as Masatiompan.

There are many routes onto the Brandon massif; the main starting points are, Ballybrack Q434 094 A at the bottom of the Saint's Road leading direct to Brandon and where there is a particularly large car park (often full), Ballyknockane Q434 126 B B, at the bottom of the Dingle Way which leads east from here to the col between Masatiompan and Piaras Mor, and Cloghane Q494120 C C, from where you have have the choice of a path into the coom northeast of Brandon summit, or a higher route over the Faha Ridge.

Once Brandon is reached, the South Top is but a step away along the ridge.

A number of routes from the south are also possible. For a great (and long) day out which would necessitate a second car (or a tent), you could start at the Connor Pass, taking in a number of other summits, Beendubh, Beennabrack, Ballysitteragh Gearhane and Brandon Peak, before reaching the South Top. A further start could be made from Ballinloghig, from around Q425 077 D D, though parking could be difficult, over spot height 404 and onto the ridge at Gearhane. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/49/comment/4809/
 
Lough Nalacken as seen from Brandon Mtn South Top .. by jackill   (Show all for Brandon South Top)
 
Steep approach from south .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Brandon South Top)
 
BrandonMountain South Top in the foreground on th .. by jackill   (Show all for Brandon South Top)
 
Notch on the Brandon Ridge .. by Onzy   (Show all for Brandon South Top)
 
'Spectacular' doesn't do the scenery justice... .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Brandon South Top)
 
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