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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 859 members. Recently by: bergman, David-Guenot, JimMc, msammon, Younghappy, jsg2307, ilenia, jgdarcy, Deise-Man, brendevlin, PaulNolan, pwbellarby, Owenloughrey, BarnaneGoat, tommyclarke
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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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View of Pat at the end of the Faha Ridge about to .. by jackill   (Show all for Brandon)
 
We started off up Faha ridge (most difficult part .. by rug   (Show all for Brandon)
 
Faha Path .. by three5four0   (Show all for Brandon)
 
Third time lucky .. by scannerman   (Show all for Brandon)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTztuc5zrrU&list=PL69EB58BAEFF51D09
 
Scannerman Rain
by CaptainVertigo  5 Oct 2014
The arrival of a new Scannerman film on YouTube is always a bit of an occasion. His stuff is very stylish: it's different. But it certainly grabs your attention and holds it. A good Scannerman (e.g. his Achill movies, wicklow mts-climbing croaghan moira, Climbing Carrauntoohill-MacGillycuddy's Reeks, wicklow mts-art's lough and many many more) has a whiff of the exotic about it. The music is what you'd expect in a very modern mid eastern bazaar. The energy pulsates through the piece. The young lady star brings human perspective and a certain calm presence in counterpoint to the monstrous mountain backgrounds.
Climbing Brandon was filmed almost entirely in rain if not cloud. Believe me I've been there, and it's like the gates of hell, with mist rising and falling, as if the omnipresent rock was spewing smoke and steam. Somehow, our director has managed to capture the extraordinary business of climbing Brandon in such conditions. Usually attempts to film Irish mountains without good lighting result in bland brownish screens devoid of excitement. Scannerman just keeps filming anyway, and the result, effectively "Brandon in the Rain", shows you what it's really like on one of our iconic mountains 90% of the time. Wild, windy, wet, wacky and wonderful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTztuc5zrrU&list=PL69EB58BAEFF51D09 Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/comment/17706/
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25 years in the making .. by SpiritOf84   (Show all for Brandon)
 
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