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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
Place visited by 448 members. Recently by: DarrenY, Petecal423, RosieMc, Leatra, farmerjoe1, ccartwright, Deirdreb, Muscles1960, GerryAlex, eimirmaguire, rhw, purpleknight, discovering_dann, Magic, Carolineswalsh
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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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The 360 degree panorama is worth coming to see .. by group   (Show all for Brandon Hill (Cnoc Bhréanail))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon Hill (<i>Cnoc Bhréanail</i>) in area South East Midlands, Ireland
Picture: There 'tis!
 
New Comment: Excellent signage
by Leatra  6 Jul 2024
Coillte reportedly did significant work here during the lockdowns, with the upshot being that there is a fabulously well-signposted route up from a stony car park at Deerpark S7015 4183 starE at the end of a twisty, stony boreen from the Graiguenamanagh side. It feels like the wrong way, but the signage at the car park is brand new, so that says otherwise! The signboard has a very clear map and gives a thorough description of the route to the summit, so it's well worth a look.

The trail is mostly along stony forestry tracks until near the summit, when you have two choices of path to the summit; one short and somewhat steep, with a fair bit of heather, the other a bit longer and gentler. The views from the summit are extremely rewarding. We got caught out in a bit of heavy rain but were able to shelter against the little concrete structure on the summit, which is unfortunately full of people's rubbish! That is at least the only strike against Brandon Hill, which is very nicely kept, and a satisfying addition to my county tops quest. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/423/comment/24232/
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