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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
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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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Iconic highpoint of both airy ridge and Dingle Pe .. by group   (Show all for Brandon (Cnoc Bréanainn))
 
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Picture: An icy summit cross
 
New Comment: Brandon in the snow
by liz50  Sun 10 Jan
A bright crisp January day meant the mountains were calling and Mount Brandon was less than 5 kilometres away! Conditions were ideal with snow on the summit but not too icy along with blue sky and sunshine. Starting from Baile Breac carpark and following the pilgrim crosses to the summit we were rewarded with stunning views in all directions. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/comment/22041/
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View to Connemara and Mayo .. by scapania   (Show all for Brandon (Cnoc Bréanainn))
 
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