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Brandon Group Area   S: Brandon Ridge South Subarea
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 70 
Highest place:
Brandon, 951.7m
Maximum height for area: 951.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 934 metres,

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Brandon Peak Mountain Barr an Ghéaráin A name in Irish (Ir. Barr an Ghéaráin [OSI], 'top of the fang') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 840m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q47207 09481
Place visited by 508 members. Recently by: Beti13, Jimmy600leavey, tryfan, mdehantschutter, maryblewitt, mlmoroneybb, mh400nt, vic the lip, a3642278, JohnRea, mickR, nickywood, GerM, Sleibhte21, noeloneill
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Longitude: -10.236348, Latitude: 52.216359 , Easting: 47207, Northing: 109481 Prominence: 190m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 447190 609534,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrndPk, 10 char: BrndnPeak
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

From the vicinity of Cloghane church there is a strange optical illusion whereby this peak seems higher than the summit, though it is actually over 100m lower.   Barr an Ghéaráin is the 25th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon Peak (<i>Barr an Ghéaráin</i>) in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: View northwards to Brandon from Brandon Peak
 
One of the best for sure
by Bunsen7  24 Jul 2021
If you park at Q47044 06865 starA and follow the track up over Gearhane to Brandon Peak, returning the same way, you will only expend between 2.5 and 3 hours of your time. Quite a small investment for such a spectacular reward.

Of course, you should invest more time and be able to take in the whole ridge, but it's a long walk on the road if you're going solo. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/23224/
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csd on Brandon Peak, 2003
by csd  29 Jun 2003
Summit of Brandon Peak, looking along the ridge to Gearhane (in the middle distance), with Dingle Bay in the distance. Fantastic views (on a clear day) - you can see all the way over to the three Coumloughra peaks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/571/
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Great round to Brandon Peak.
by nickywood  6 Jan 2022
Superb hill to visit from Conor Pass, having done Brandon Mountain from the Dingle Way on a previous trip, good to get these extra Irish 2000 footers. The car park at the top of the pass is a great ramp up. The ridge is narrow enough to be enjoyable but not at all scary (I hate narrow bits usually so this was nice for me) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/23379/
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milo on Brandon Peak, 2002
by milo  29 Jul 2002
Drama to rival Brandon itself Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/50/
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MAP1878 on Brandon Peak, 2007
by MAP1878  6 Mar 2007
TOOK THE PILGRIM PATH TO THE SUMMIT AND OUR FAITH WAS REWARDED WITH CLEAR VIEWS LAST OCTOBER.
THEN BACK TO DINGLE FOR THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD AND AND A PINT OF PORTER, WALKERS HEAVEN !! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/2632/
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Picture: Eastern Ridge
 
Interesting ridge to the east
by Onzy  28 Apr 2015
On a recent clear day, I got a great view of the ridge that descends in an easterly (with a touch of north) direction into Loch Croichte. This must be a spectacular ascent route and looks feasible from the map, though maybe not right along the crest. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/24/comment/17956/
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