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Address: An Daingean | Co. Kerry, Ireland
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Activities: Hiking

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amazing walk

The first thing I would say is read Rays review. It is excellent and accurate. Thank you Ray! We went on a sunny day in April, and had fantastic views. To be honest I wouldn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
mudbug2014
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Cork, Ireland
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

3 hours 50 minutes up and down in poor weather conditions. No problem route finding with markers and crosses all along the simple path. Bit rugged nearer the summit with some erosion from the '000's of walkers who make a pilgrimage here. The views once out of the clouds were stunning.

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Cork, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The first thing I would say is read Rays review. It is excellent and accurate. Thank you Ray! We went on a sunny day in April, and had fantastic views. To be honest I wouldn't like to try it in wet weather, climbing over boulders is not for the faint hearted! That said there is a well defined path, with... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Most places you drive around the Dingle peninsula, it is just there, in all its awesome beauty, Big and green, rocky on top, love it, tried to climb it a few years back but only made it about half way up! Still enjoy, and be ready for the weather!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely walk, was easy enough ascent. The views of the area were fabulous.There are 14 crosses on the way up.Clouds descended when we are at the top but was still lovely. It took about 2.5 hours and 1.5 hours to get up and then down.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If travellling around Dingle Peninsula, don't miss the mountain! Walking with sheeps all around is great and views are breathtaking. And don't forget to buy some delicious bakery in the store across the church in Cloghane :)

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Mount Brandon has to be one of the nicest climbs that we have done to date, it is a steady climb with breathtaking views, on a good day which we got, it takes approximately five hours to climb up and back again. We started out from Cloghan where there is a small car park. The weather can be quite changeable... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This has to be one of the nicest walk that one could undertake on a mountain. (Warning: weather changes quickly and can go from hot to cold to wet and back again very quickly. Therefore go prepared). It will take you up to 5 hours and is not for the unfit or unprepared. However carefully managed it can be done... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A last minute decision to walk Mount Brandon while the weather was sunny and clear and what a beautiful walk with amazing views of the coast the whole way. Had we known how long it would take or how steep it was we might have stopped at the shrine to have our first rest! It took 2 hours to get... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We learnt about Brandon in "Munster's Mountains: 30 Walkings, Scrambling and Climbing Routes" by Denis Lynch. However, we did not use the route provided in the book but took the Pilgrim's path which starts at the car park under the Faha Grotto (see map at http://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/?PHPSESSID=2hjqvlnaqn2m3a7uca8k6kueh0). It was my first time hiking and I got absolutely excited by a panoramic... More 

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Malta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was an experience of a life time!! We parked the car near the sign Lends End,and started walking up along the cliff edge. To be honest, my husband continued going up but I decided to sit on a rock and take in the beauty of the view, and I was rewarded !!! Cause I saw a whale jumping out... More 

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