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Knockmealdown Mountains Area   E: East Knockmealdowns Subarea
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 82, EW-K 
Highest place:
Knockmealdown, 792.4m
Maximum height for area: 792.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 682.7 metres,

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Broemountain Hill Breo A name in Irish, also Broa, also Broe Mountain an extra EastWest name in English Ir. Breo [logainm.ie], poss. ‘cut’ or ‘division’ [PDT] Waterford County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 430.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S14448 06579
Place visited by 45 members. Recently by: DeirdreM, annem, abcd, LiamG1951, TippHiker, nickywood, Colin Murphy, chelman7, mlmoroneybb, conorjob, Liamob, John.geary, Deise-Man, conormcbandon, finkey86
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Longitude: -7.789367, Latitude: 52.21129 , Easting: 214449, Northing: 106580 Prominence: 125.45m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 614395 606634,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brmntn, 10 char: Brmntn
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Broemountain is a townland split between the parishes of Lickoran and Seskinan. Ir. breo means ‘fire’, ‘flame’, ‘torch’, etc., but there is no evidence to suggest that it can denote a beacon, nor that a beacon existed on Broemountain. One possibility is that the name refers to the declivity between the summit and the peak just 1m lower located 1km to the SW. In Welsh briw means ‘cut’ or ‘wound’. This seems apt given that the two peaks are bisected by a path passing from NW to SE. The valley on the SE side is Glen Trusnaun, also seems to allude to this crossing (Ir. trasnán, ‘transverse piece’). See also Knocknabro and Inishnabro in Co. Kerry, and Brow Head in Co. Cork.   Broemountain is the 800th highest place in Ireland. Broemountain is the most easterly summit in the Knockmealdown Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Broemountain (<i>Breo</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: As seen from Knocksculloge
 
Broken trees watching the Comeraghs
Short Summary created by jackill  29 Dec 2011
Start from the forest entrance at S13175 06653 starA , room for 5 cars. Walk up the track to a junction. Turn left and walk to around S13960621 starB. Turn NE here crossing a field then ascending through rough ground over and around the scattered remains of felled trees. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/696/comment/5455/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Broemountain (<i>Breo</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn of Broemountain.
Good viewing potential and easily reached.
by simon3  26 Apr 2010
Broemountain is well positioned to give interesting views due to its location and because is has recently been clear-felled. You can reach it from the forest entrance at S13175 06653 starA where there is a place to park a few cars.
I wasn't there on a day that showed off the view however here is a picture of the fine sandstone cairn on the top - you can see the clear felling behind it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/696/comment/4659/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Broemountain (<i>Breo</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The true summit is on the left. (Taken from Knocksculloge)
 
Good views from so-so top
by Colin Murphy  21 Sep 2021
Followed jackal's directions and accessed the hill at S13960621 starB, following a muddy trail up the gently rising slope. This appears to be heading to the summit, but is actually taking you to a less prominent area, visible in picture on the right. The trail appears to end around S142064 starC, but in fact branches off to the NE in a much narrower version, which leads across a grassy field to a rough, heathery area surrounded by a wall/fence. The high point is marked by a decent cairn. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/696/comment/23282/
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