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Brandon Mountain Cnoc Bréanainn A name in Irish
also Mount Brandon an extra name in English
(Ir. Cnoc Bréanainn [OSI], 'Brendan’s hill') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 951.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46042 11605 This summit has been logged as climbed by 813 members. Recently by: HeartTrek, Balor, hawkeye.john62, breathp, Bunsen7, daithileonard, seantmcauliffe, Higherthanabird, Martinpeak, gerrym, Rainbow6, Damien25, ericjones, GoldCircle, Twhunter1961
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -10.254336, Latitude: 52.235113 , Easting: 46043, Northing: 111606 Prominence: 934m,   Isolation: 0.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 446026 611659,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brndn, 10 char: Brandon
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

Brandon is the only one of Kerry's 3,000 foot peaks located outside the Reeks. It is strongly associated in tradition with St. Brendan the Navigator, from whom it gets its name. The story of St. Brendan, who set sail from Ireland in a boat of wood and leather and found new lands to the west, was popular in many countries of medieval Europe. The mountain was the focus of a pilgrimage, which probably goes back to a time before both St. Brendan and the arrival of Christianty altogether. Its importance may be due to the fact that, being so far west and so high, it is the place where the sun can be seen the latest as it sinks below the horizon. Named Brandon Mountain on OS Discovery map. Called Sliabh nDaidche in Beatha Bhréanainn, St.Brendan's Life, where it is written that he spent three days on the mountain and that he was visited by an angel. It is described as being surrounded by the ocean, which fits well with the topography of Mount Brandon. Alan Mac an Bhaird has ingeniously interpreted mons Aitche as 'mountain of Faithche'. Brandon stands in Faha townland. For further information on the name Sliabh nDaidche, see Paul Tempan, Some Notes on the Names of Six Kerry Mountains, JKAHS, ser. 2, vol. v (2005), 5-19. For the archaeology of this mountain, including the Benagh promontory fort, the Saints' Road, the pilgrimage tradition and the links with St. Brendan, see Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide No. 29 (published March 2005). For the pilgrimage tradition and customs associated with Brandon, see Máire MacNeill, The Festival of Lughnasa, 101-05.   Brandon is the highest mountain in the Brandon Group area and the 9th highest in Ireland. Brandon is the second most westerly summit in the Brandon Group area.

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View of Pat at the end of the Faha Ridge about to .. by jackill   (Show all for Brandon)
 
We started off up Faha ridge (most difficult part .. by rug   (Show all for Brandon)
 
Faha Path .. by three5four0   (Show all for Brandon)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Brandon peak from the Faha ridge.
 
Third time lucky
by scannerman  25 Sep 2014
Finally managed to climb Brandon last week after being repulsed by bad weather on two different attempts previously.

This time the weather looked just as pathetic, but after discussion we decided to go up anyway since there seemed a slim chance it was going to improve.

We climbed mainly in cloud, parting infrequently enough to reveal the splendor of the Faha route and the odd more distant view.

One walker passed us coming down at midday, he said he'd been on Brandon peak also and met nobody, seems he and us were the only crazies up there today

On top it was less windy than expected and also dry although it certainly did'nt appear that way from below. There were no views to be had apart from down into the abyss..

5.5 hr return trip

Some video :http://youtu.be/kTztuc5zrrU Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/comment/17691/
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Scannerman Rain .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Brandon)
 
25 years in the making .. by SpiritOf84   (Show all for Brandon)
 
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