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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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Gearhane Mountain An Géarán A name in Irish (Ir. An Géarán [OSI], 'the fang') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 803.0m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46825 08791
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Longitude: -10.241621, Latitude: 52.210057 , Easting: 46825, Northing: 108791 Prominence: 25.9m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 446808 608845,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Grhn, 10 char: Gearhane
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

The name refers to the peak's pointed profile when seen from the S. Note its relationship with its higher neighbour, Brandon Peak, which is Barr an Ghéaráin, 'top of the fang' in Irish.   An Géarán is the 39th highest place in Ireland.

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Narrow ridge-shaped peak .. by group   (Show all for Gearhane (An Géarán))
 
The picture shows entire Brandon Ridge with Brand .. by jackill   (Show all for Gearhane (An Géarán))
 
Fresh snow on the Brandon range .. by thrifleganger   (Show all for Gearhane (An Géarán))
 
I agree with Milo - and what a nice conclusion it .. by csd   (Show all for Gearhane (An Géarán))
 
Coming down off the Brandon ridge at Folach na Ma .. by liam   (Show all for Gearhane (An Géarán))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gearhane (<i>An Géarán</i>) in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: The Gearhane Fang(?)/Pyramid Scheme
 
Looks narrower from the north but offers a surprise!
by Bunsen7  26 Jul 2021
Approaching Gearhane from the south you can see how it fans out from the top to the east and west. I suppose there is a resemblance to a tooth or fang - which may have inspired the name. For me, it resembles a pyramid shape. Thankfully there are no Ponzi-esque crypto-currency pushers awaiting you at the top - just hillwalking heaven.

There are fences on both sides of this pyramidal rising field and a surprise "installation" at the top where the fences meet. I won't ruin the surprise for you (for now) but I had to smile upon seeing it - relative to its immediate surroundings.

If heading south from Brandon Peak you won't see this installation until after you have crossed the narrow top, which itself is a delight as it's narrow enough to offer an almost simultaneous view into both valleys without ever giving any sense of exposure. You'll be forgiven for walking back and forth to savour the views in good weather.

I would say that if you were approaching from Brandon Peak and had no idea of what was awaiting you over the brow of the hill, you'd probably tread more slowly across Gearhane.

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The surprise is a fine wide field gate - almost wider than the crest of the mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/23227/
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