Mount Brandon, Dingle Peninsula
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Mount Brandon or Brandon Mountain is a 952 m mountain on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. It is the highest peak of the unnamed central mountain range of the Dingle Peninsula and the ninth highest peak on the island. It is also the highest Irish peak outside the Macgillycuddy's Reeks. It is classed as a Furth by the Scottish Mountaineering Club. Mount Brandon is named after Saint Brendan and is the end of a Christian pilgrimage trail known as Cosán na Naomh. The small village of Brandon lies at the foot of the mountain, on the north side.NameThe mountain takes its name from Saint Brendan or Bréanainn, who is said to have been born in what is now County Kerry. Brendan is chiefly known for his legendary voyage to the "Isle of the Blessed", also called Saint Brendan's Island. The tale of Brendan's voyage may be a Christianization of the earlier Voyage of Bran.A medieval work about Brendan's life calls the mountain Sliabh nDaidche (in the Irish version Beatha Bhréanainn) or Mons Aitche (in the Latin version Vita Brendani), and Alan Mac an Bhaird has translated this as "mountain of Faithche". However, some believe the name refers to Slieve Aughty rather than Mount Brandon.
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  • Bank holiday weekend escape to dingle. Blessed with a beautiful day and fab views. Highly recommended 
  • If your on the way into Dingle you will see a brown sign pointing you towards Brandon's Point. Check it out as its only a mere 10km off the main road into Dingle. The views are amazing! There is also ...  more »
  • Mount Brandon is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon on Dingle! The climb begins right away, trekking through sheep dotted countryside. The 360 degree views from the summit are breathtaking and well...  more »