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Brandon Group Area
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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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
Place visited by 241 members. Recently by: ColinCallanan, JohnAshton, Hjonna, strangeweaver, mickhanney, learykid, Grumbler, abcd, briankelly, jasonmc, MountainHunter, GerSomers, murphyman, JeanM, arderincorbett
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Géarán in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: From the ridge to the north
 
Narrow ridge-shaped peak
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, Onzy, aidand  16 May 2016
Gearhane is usually climbed as part of a ridge walk including Mount Brandon and Brandon Peak. Save this top-class walk for a fine day. The walk can be done in either direction. Two cars are required to avoid a long road walk at the end. From Cloghane village take the side road near the church. Drive to the end at a place called Mullagh a Bheal ('mullock') Q470068 A. Park near the old farmhouse and then climb in a northerly direction to the summit. There is a narrow stretch over to Brandon Peak, then follow the ridge onto Mount Brandon. Descend to Faha, near Cloghane. In good weather the route is straightforward. However there are serious cliffs, so in poor visibility this is a testing route for any navigator. Allow 5 to 6 hours.

Video short summary to Gearhand & Brandon Peak here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs2xayREu2s&feature=youtu.be Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/4797/
 
The picture shows entire Brandon Ridge with Brand .. by jackill   (Show all for An Géarán)
 
I agree with Milo - and what a nice conclusion it .. by csd   (Show all for An Géarán)
 
Coming down off the Brandon ridge at Folach na Ma .. by liam   (Show all for An Géarán)
 
Kerry scenery to be a big star in Star Wars .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for An Géarán)
 
Best done as a conclusion to the Brandon circuit. .. by milo   (Show all for An Géarán)
 
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