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South East Midlands Area   SE: Brandon Hill Subarea
Place count in area: 31, OSI/LPS Maps: 28A, 28B, 47, 48, 49, 53, 54, 55, 59, 60 
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, also Cnoc Bhréannann an extra EastWest name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc Bhréanail [OSI], 'hill of Bréanal') County Highpoint of Kilkenny in Leinster Province, 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 523rd highest place in Ireland. Brandon Hill is the highest point in county Kilkenny.

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This visualisation looks broadly north east and s .. by simon3   (Show all for Brandon Hill (Cnoc Bhréanail))
Climbed Brandon Hill this morning on the way down .. by paulocon   (Show all for Brandon Hill (Cnoc Bhréanail))
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I tried to follow Simon's instructions, and I fou .. by murphysw   (Show all for Brandon Hill (Cnoc Bhréanail))
The summit of Brandon Hill, with the imposing cai .. by murphysw   (Show all for Brandon Hill (Cnoc Bhréanail))
Grand on Brandon!
by MountainBoy  27 Nov 2016
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead or left. Our shifty iPhone compass was no help, and it was only with much studying of the map that we realised we were supposed to be on the more established path right in front of us! After passing through a concrete stile, we came out onto a stony track that was almost flat. After taking the first right provided, we came to a metal barrier with the most unhelpful stile I have ever seen! After simply walking over the barbed wire and gorse, we followed the track as it turned sharply right and uphill to follow the boundary of a Coillte forest. At this point of the climb, we were constantly stopping to admire the beautiful panorama of the peaks of south Leinster peeking above the seemingly endless sea of white cloud. The track started to become a lot rockier and, due to the low temperatures that day, that meant I was slipping and sliding around. I had to get down onto my hands and knees to negotiate some of the trickier parts! After that traumatising section, we had to choose between two paths that led to hills of seemingly equal height. We chose the first one and were quickly rewarded with beautiful views of the mountains of Waterford and Tipperary. However, we soon realised that the alternative was much higher, so we turned around and headed back to the main path. Quite soon after, we passed a sign pointing right with a cross on it and, knowing that there was indeed a cross on the summit area, decided to follow it. It turned out to be a zig-zag up the hillside. While the final section was quite steep, we were overjoyed to see the trig pillar standing atop the unusually large cairn. There were two lovely ladies on the summit who gave us very useful information about an alternative route. We were very sad to say goodbye. From there it was only a short walk back the way we came to the car and a well-earned Coke and orange juice in Graiguenamanagh! A great climb that we would definitely recommend! Linkback:
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