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South Midlands Area   Brandon Hill Subarea
Place count in area: 31, OSI/LPS Maps: 53, 54, 55, 59, 60, 61, 66, 67, 68, 74 
Highest place:
Slievenamon, 720.2m
Maximum height for area: 720.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 711 metres,

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Brandon Hill Mountain Cnoc Bhréanail A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Bhréanail [OSI], 'hill of Bréanal') County Highpoint of Kilkenny, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Rhyolitic volcanics, grey & brown slates Bedrock

Height: 515m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S69702 40268
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Longitude: -6.974129, Latitude: 52.509839 , Easting: 269702, Northing: 140268 Prominence: 450m,  Isolation: 5.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 669638 640323,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrndHl, 10 char: BrndnHil
Bedrock type: Rhyolitic volcanics, grey & brown slates, (Campile Formation)

This is the highest point in Co. Kilkenny. Brandonhill is also the name of a townland split between the parishes of Graiguenamanagh and The Rower and between the baronies of Gowran and Ida. There is also a townland named Brandondale in the parish of Graiguenamanagh.   Brandon Hill is the 518th highest place in Ireland. Brandon Hill is the highest point in county Kilkenny.

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oldsoldier on Brandon Hill, 2010
by oldsoldier  25 Jan 2010
Brandon Hill is surely a giant of a mountain with respect to what can be seen from its summit, an unhindered view for 360 degrees. I parked my car at a fabulous white house with a very ornate brick gateway on the R705 at a point called Carrickanoran. The house entrance and the forestry entrance are side by side and can be easily missed. I parked my car here and followed the waymarked way all the way to the summit.( A lovely beginners walk). Sometimes a looped walk marker, sometimes a red arrow, and sometimes a B/W stone set in a small marker. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/423/comment/4372/
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mneary34 on Brandon Hill, 2005
by mneary34  10 Oct 2005
Brandon Hill at 515 metres high is an impressive sight from the bridge at Graiguenamanagh which is approx 20 metres above sea level. I followed Simons directions and can confirm his grid ref for the car park as per the GPS at S698412 A. From the car park a route straight up the mountain takes you for approx 100 metres over some very rough ground. Alternatively follow the path for 50 metres, take a left turn then a right at a junction and then turn right gently uphill at the gate along a path. After 100 metres a path left takes you straight to the top. The mission cross according to the inscription was erected in July 1984 by public subscription by the parish of Graiguenamanagh. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/423/comment/1995/
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Picture: Summit of Brandon Hill
- nice evening walk
by paddyobpc  25 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 3 Jul 2016. After climbing Mt. Leinster earlier in the day Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself headed off to reach the summit of Brandon Hill at 5pm from the top of the farm road close to Graiguenamanagh. The walk was straightforward with great views from the top with an information plate showing everything to be seen in the distance. With such a clear day we could see the river Barrow below and in the distance Slievenamon and the Commeraghs. After walking 5 Km we were back to the car with a height of 283m climbed in just over an hour and a half. See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/423/comment/18822/
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Picture: Brandon hill from St Mullins
 
The Barrow way
by Kennyj  28 Mar 2017
Brandon hill viewed from St Mullins before starting the barrow way walk to graignemanagh,highly recommended,super views and peaceful surroundings. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/423/comment/18866/
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Picture: Me & my Grandad
My summit Day
by ShaunDunne  9 Apr 2018
I Climbed Brandon Hill with my Grand dad on Sunday 8/4/2018.
It was a lovely climb. The weather was great when we started, but the summit was covered in Cloud. As we approached the final 100mtr to the summit it started to rain, but not too heavy.
It was a fun climb and I really enjoyed it, especially as the rain stopped after about 15 minutes.
There was a big cross on the summit as well as the Trig Point.
We had our lunch at the cross before we descended again. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/423/comment/19889/
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jbuckley on Brandon Hill, 2005
by jbuckley  1 Apr 2005
ideal for a family outing especially with the old-world hospitality of graiguenamanagh so close at hand Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/423/comment/1611/
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