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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
Place visited by 922 members. Recently by: Podgemus, schwann10, Dalcassian, Aciddrinker, learykid, chelman7, abcd, Grumbler, nupat, Richtea, High-King, briankelly, jasonmc, John.geary, Cathal-Kelly
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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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My friend Donal coming down the mountain a bit fa .. by kran   (Show all for Brandon)
 
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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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Climbed during Christmas Holidays, still my favou .. by salee   (Show all for Brandon)
 
Looking back at the summit after the clouds had g .. by kran   (Show all for Brandon)
 
Has to be my favourite mountain. The views ascen .. by evanewan   (Show all for Brandon)
 
We went up the faha ridge in snow, superb locatio .. by donoghue   (Show all for Brandon)
 
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