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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 820 members. Recently by: Eirepur, wjnunan, GillSte, harry84, IainT, toblereoghan, amgall, HeartTrek, Balor, hawkeye.john62, breathp, Bunsen7, daithileonard, seantmcauliffe, Higherthanabird
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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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From the summit of Brandon looking west. 21/8/04. .. by John Finn   (Show all for Brandon)
The weather was excellent the day we went up whic .. by aburden   (Show all for Brandon)
Climbed Brandon as a newyears day climb. After .. by sbender   (Show all for Brandon)
Climbed Mt. Brandon on one of the few days withou .. by HimiWack   (Show all for Brandon)
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S Mc Auliffe on Brandon, 2004
by S Mc Auliffe  10 Feb 2004
Brandon is I think my favourite mountain. Whether you ascend via the Pilgrim path or cross the Faha ridge the experience is unforgetable. I have climbed it 3 times so far and have been rewarded with good weather and perfect views on each occasion. The second time I chose the less frequented route of travelling in a northerly direction from Brandon.
To do this walk you park at Teer bridge grid ref 517138 A. Climb up the Faha ridge and choose your preferred route to the summit of Brandon. If you're lucky pause awhile and enjoy stunning and varied views in every direction. Head then due north over easy ground which affords views to match the southern side, as far as Parias Mor. Descend to the coll below Mas an Tiompan where you have the choice of descending northeast on the Dingle way, [which joins a bog road that leads back to your car], or climb Mas an Tiompain and descend from the summit to the bog road. When you reach the road it is worth climbing up to the rim of Sauce Creek [An Sas]. The walk around the coum is a fitting finale to the day. When you reach the highest point descend southeasterly over easy ground to the bog road and to your car.

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From despair to dreamland .. by hbowman   (Show all for Brandon)
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