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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 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.   Brandon is the highest mountain in the Brandon Group area and the 9th highest in Ireland. Brandon is the second most westerly summit in the Brandon Group area.

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The view of the paternoster lakes, taken from the .. by csd   (Show all for Brandon)
 
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jackill on Brandon, 2004
by jackill  15 Jul 2004
View of Pat at the end of the Faha Ridge about to go up the last 150 mtrs of Brandon Mountain(left) looking towards the Blaskets.The climb up from the Paternoster lakes looks intimidating as you walk towards it but there is a pretty straightforward path to follow up on to the ridge.
We continued along to Brandon Peak and Gearhane then down to Loch na mBan where we camped overnight.The water in Loch na mBan looked a little unhealthy with algae but the stream flowing out of it looked ok(with some iodine drops). Following morning we continued to Conair Pass .
Excellent weather, foggy on the ascent but clear from Brandon Mountain to Loch na mBan.
Hard slog with 14 kgs of camping gear on your back.
7 hours from cloghane to loch na mBan, 2.5 hrs to Conair Pass.
As a footnote the farmer who owns the land around the car park at the start (Cloghan)was talking to us when we returned to pick up the car the following morning.He said that he always keeps a watch on any cars left there and he wishes people staying out overnight would tell him or leave a note on the windscreen ,we hadn't done(thought it might invite trouble), but he said he had seen us set off with large packs and decided that we must be staying out overnight.With reference to the various warning notices at the start re:theft from cars, he said the only one he knows of was about 5 years ago and he took the thiefs reg. number and the Gardai caught them later.
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We started off up Faha ridge (most difficult part .. by rug   (Show all for Brandon)
 
Faha Path .. by three5four0   (Show all for Brandon)
 
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