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Brassel Mountain Mountain Cnoc Breasail A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Breasail [TH] or Breasail [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of raddle') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 575m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V83049 82269
Place visited by 72 members. Recently by: DNicholson, Wildrover, David-Guenot, ilenia, FrankMc1964, shaunkelly, melohara, Lauranna, thomas_g, summitstrife, elin, Onzy, PeakPaul, IainT, Martinpeak
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Longitude: -9.702876, Latitude: 51.980689 , Easting: 83049, Northing: 82269 Prominence: 50m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 483024 582329,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrslMn, 10 char: BrslMntn
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

The Ordnance Survey Name Book suggests that Breasal is a man's name, but a connection with raddle, the red dye traditionally used to mark sheep, seems more likely.   Brassel Mountain is the 347th highest place in Ireland. Brassel Mountain is the second most southerly summit in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks area.

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Brassel is a pretty nondescript lump that is usua .. by S Mc Auliffe   (Show all for Brassel Mountain)
 
Just back from a great weekend in the Reeks. A gr .. by kkendellen   (Show all for Brassel Mountain)
 
Here is a better picture of Brassel. The scramble .. by S Mc Auliffe   (Show all for Brassel Mountain)
 
Brassel is very much the idiot half-brother of th .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Brassel Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brassel Mountain in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Looking north East to Brassel from Gearhameen Hanging Valley
 
Not as isolated as one might think
by Bunsen7  4 Jun 2018
Brassel might be positioned well beneath Cnoc an Chuillin and is quite less likely to be visited but it is in a lovely location at the western end of the Black Valley.

Hopefully this photo taken from above the waterfall to the north west of Knocknabreeda does it and Cummeenduff some justice.

For those seeking to avoid the more excessively worn tracks track in these parts but still offering the big achievement sought by some in your party, Jim Ryan's fantastic book on the Reeks suggests many an interesting loop and is a great addition to your library.

One route mentioned might see you parking up somewhere near V 821 813 A (where you might have been if you've ever undertaken the loop of Stumpa Duloigh) and heading towards Curraghmore lake, to Curraghmore and on to Caher and then Carrauntoohil, before a descent via Cnoc an Chuillin and Brassel.

That might be a good alternative way to take in Brassel as part of a bigger loop. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/317/comment/19938/
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