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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
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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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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Brandon Peak (<i>Barr an Ghéaráin</i>) in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: The peak as seen from the north
A pointed summit on a grassy, well-defined ridge with extensive views.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Colin Murphy, Onzy  4 Dec 2022
Brandon Peak is a spectacularly placed peak along the Brandon ridge. It’s surrounded by v steep ground on a 180 degree Eastern sweep so take care in bad weather. Grand views of nearby hills from Eagle to Beenoskee and further afield to Iveragh, Kerry Head and, at times, Loop Head.
The peak is usually reached in combination with others including Brandon, Brandon S. Top and Gearhane and possibly Masatiompan.
W. Park at Ballybrack Q43380 09412 starA [large, busy car park], head up the gentle slopes of the Saint’s Rd. following large crosses on ascent. Once you reach Brandon head SSE over its S top along a well-defined ridge before finally climbing steeply to reach the top of BP. [Allow 3 to 4 hrs]
NE. Park near Cloghane at Q49383 11982 starB from where you have the choice of 2 paths; along a well-used track into the coomb NE of B. summit, or a higher, much trickier and exposed route over the Faha Ridge. When you top the ridge head S for B. and thereafter follow the ridge S for BP. {4 to 5 hrs]
NW. From Ballyknockane Q43340 12466 starC follow the Dingle Way which leads east to the col between Masatiompan and Piaras Mor and on to B. [4hrs+]
SW. For a great but long day out [2nd car needed], start at the Conor Pass and take in Beendubh, Beenabrack and Ballysitteragh before reaching Gearhane and BP.
WSW. Start at Ballinloghig from around Q42500 07709 starD (parking could be difficult) head over SH 404 and along airy ridge onto Gearhane.
Notable tracks incl. track/4249, track/3651 and track/4533 Linkback:
Brandon Peak viewed from Slieveanea .. by CaminoPat   (Show all for Brandon Peak (Barr an Ghéaráin))
A magic scramble up the East Ridge .. by IainT   (Show all for Brandon Peak (Barr an Ghéaráin))
Climbed Brandon Peak recently as part of a ridge .. by aidand   (Show all for Brandon Peak (Barr an Ghéaráin))
Photo shows the ridge walk over to Brandon Peak ( .. by csd   (Show all for Brandon Peak (Barr an Ghéaráin))
from Mullaghveal to top and back .. by marzka   (Show all for Brandon Peak (Barr an Ghéaráin))
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