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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,

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Brandon Mountain Cnoc Bréanainn A name in Irish
also Mount Brandon an extra name in English
(Ir. Cnoc Bréanainn [OSI], 'Brendan’s hill') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 951.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46042 11605
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Longitude: -10.254336, Latitude: 52.235113 , Easting: 46043, Northing: 111606 Prominence: 934m,  Isolation: 0.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 446026 611659,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brndn, 10 char: Brandon
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

Brandon is the only one of Kerry's 3,000 foot peaks located outside the Reeks. It is strongly associated in tradition with St. Brendan the Navigator, from whom it gets its name. The story of St. Brendan, who set sail from Ireland in a boat of wood and leather and found new lands to the west, was popular in many countries of medieval Europe. The mountain was the focus of a pilgrimage, which probably goes back to a time before both St. Brendan and the arrival of Christianty altogether. Its importance may be due to the fact that, being so far west and so high, it is the place where the sun can be seen the latest as it sinks below the horizon. Named Brandon Mountain on OS Discovery map. Called Sliabh nDaidche in Beatha Bhréanainn, St.Brendan's Life, where it is written that he spent three days on the mountain and that he was visited by an angel. It is described as being surrounded by the ocean, which fits well with the topography of Mount Brandon. Alan Mac an Bhaird has ingeniously interpreted mons Aitche as 'mountain of Faithche'. Brandon stands in Faha townland. For further information on the name Sliabh nDaidche, see Paul Tempan, Some Notes on the Names of Six Kerry Mountains, JKAHS, ser. 2, vol. v (2005), 5-19. For the archaeology of this mountain, including the Benagh promontory fort, the Saints' Road, the pilgrimage tradition and the links with St. Brendan, see Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide No. 29 (published March 2005). For the pilgrimage tradition and customs associated with Brandon, see Máire MacNeill, The Festival of Lughnasa, 101-05.   Cnoc Bréanainn is the highest mountain in the Brandon Group area and the 9th highest in Ireland. Cnoc Bréanainn is the second most westerly summit in the Brandon Group area.

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kran on Cnoc Bréanainn, 2004
by kran  12 Apr 2004
My friend Donal coming down the mountain a bit faster than he expected!! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/comment/918/
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The last of the 14!
by Dessie1  1 Jul 2012
Climbed Brandon on 30 June 2012 starting from faha grotto.Lots of rainwater rushing from every gully on the pilgrams path the whole way up due to recent bad weather.Had the mountain to myself the whole morning which was strange for such a busy place.Done a bit of recon on the faha ridge which will be revisited on a drier clearer day.The clouds where covering the top of the ridge between main and North top which is where I took the photo of the last few meters to the main summit.Very enjoyable and peaceful climb which will stay long in the memory.The last of my 900's done! Oh,And also bagged the north top as it was so close! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/comment/14702/
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Picture: Looking west from the slope of Mount Brandon
Blue sky, sunshine and possibly the best view in the country!
by liz50  4 Jun 2020
Making the most of the amazing weather we have been enjoying during the Covid lockdown I went on an excursion within my 5km radius to Mount Brandon. Not the most exciting route, the blue skies and sunshine more than made up for it. Starting at An Baile Breac the views 'back west' towards the Three Sisters, Mount Eagle and Croaghmarhin and the Skelligs in the distance can only be described as stunning. An added bonus was having the summit to ourselves. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/comment/20793/
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salee on Cnoc Bréanainn, 2009
by salee  23 Jan 2009
Climbed during Christmas Holidays, still my favourite mountain in Ireland.
Started from the Cloghane side, up to Brandon Mountain and on to Brandon Peak then dropping down off the ridge to contour along just below Loch Cruite - the lake itself has a lovely set of stepping stones allowing dry crossing. the last stretch of the day involved naviagating through forestry to reach the Grotto at Faha and the car park. There is no natural path through the woods and it involves a bit of bush-wacking - but still very possible. Great day Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/comment/3542/
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kran on Cnoc Bréanainn, 2004
by kran  12 Apr 2004
Looking back at the summit after the clouds had gone! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/comment/916/
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evanewan on Cnoc Bréanainn, 2006
by evanewan  16 Nov 2006
Has to be my favourite mountain. The views ascending are good, but those from the top on a clear day are magnificent. Only problem is getting clear days! Views can stretch all the way up to galway bay if your lucky. Wonderful mix of mountains, conor pass, valleys, lakes, seascape, islands .... Magic. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/comment/2545/
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