Elevation

3,122 ft / 952 m

#9 in Kerry

#9 in Ireland

Prominence

3,041 ft / 927 m

#2 in Kerry

#2 in Ireland

Summits

11 summits

#3 in Kerry

#5 in Ireland

Top climbing months

September  26%

January   26%

July   13%

Most climbed route

Cosán na Naomh (Saints Road)

Highlights

  • Outside of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range, Mount Brandon is the highest peak in Ireland.
  • It rises from the coast of the incredible Dingle peninsula.
  • A clear day at the summit is a rarity; be mindful that strong winds and incessant rain are frequent visitors of the broad, exposed summit.
  • The classic route is from the east and requires a bit of scrambling; the pilgrim route marked by white posts is easier and is best for low visibility conditions.

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