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Brandon Group Area   S: Brandon Ridge South Subarea
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
Place visited by 998 members. Recently by: Jimmy600leavey, nevgeoran, maryblewitt1, deirdremaryann, PrzemekPanczyk, tmcginty, chelman7, derekfanning, Carolyn105, ConMack23, caherdavin, stuartdonaldson1, Eoinb, cfennelly, Tomaquinas
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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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We started off up Faha ridge (most difficult part .. by rug   (Show all for Brandon (Cnoc Bréanainn))
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon (<i>Cnoc Bréanainn</i>) in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Spectacular views of the Dingle Peninsula
 
Spectacular views
by hendycoco  6 May 2016
I climbed Mount Brandon with two friends this April 2016. As the weather had been unpredictable in the preceding days we decided to start from what we perceived to be the safest route starting at the carpark in Ballybrack. The first half of the walk was over a gradual incline over grassy bog. While this is not particularly steep it was relentless and energy zapping. The stations of the cross however proved great in helping us to maintain focus and providing excuses to stop for a minute to catch our breath. We thought we were making great progress until another walker informed us that the peak ahead of us was not the summit. Once we had climbed that peak and walked around the corner we discovered there was a considerable distance left to walk to the real summit. The second part of the walk was over steeper, rockier ground but proved to be easier than expected. We were lucky with the weather and it was dry and sunny for the entire walk, albeit with a cutting wind. The views were spectacular!! The summit was shrouded with cloud and bitterly cold and windy so we didn't delay there long. We met some lovely interesting people on our way up and down and would highly recommend this hike for anyone of average fitness. Topped off with dinner and ice-cream back in Dingle it made for a lovely day out. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/comment/18517/
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