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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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A scenic ascent through a glacial valley .. by group   (Show all for Brandon)
 
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Picture: The lakes along the pilgrims path.
 
New Comment: As holy as the Reek?
by TommyV  2 Nov 2018
When people think of Irelands holy mountain, most will think of a certain peak in Mayo named after our patron saint. However Brandom may have something to say about that, with a grotto and pilgrims path on the East side and a stations of the cross route on the West side. Ideally it would be good to arrange a car drop if possible and start at the grotto mentioned by jackill and then follow the stations of the cross West finishing up at a car park at Q42103 08895 C.

Another great way to walk this range is again to start at the grotto but from the summit head North towards the sea where you will join the Dingle Way. This will lead on the Sas Creek and then continue North East to a car park at Brandon Point.

A third route again starting from the grotto is to head South from the summit to Mullach Bheal where it would be possible to have a car waiting at Q47026 06862 D Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/comment/20171/
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View to Connemara and Mayo .. by scapania   (Show all for Brandon)
 
My name is David and I am aged 8. I climbed Bran .. by Redtop   (Show all for Brandon)
 
Rather than bring two cars or face the long walk .. by liam   (Show all for Brandon)
 
from Faha Car Park to top and back .. by marzka   (Show all for Brandon)
 
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