Mount Brandon is the second highest peak after the MacGillycuddy Reeks. Brandon Point is 40km west of Tralee and 20km north of Dingle (via the Conor Pass). You will pass through Cloghane and Brandon villages. There is an observation point with fantastic views at Brandon Point. The car park is right beside the viewing deck so this trip is a great choice for those who can’t manage a lot of walking.
The area is a very popular spot for bird watching, particularly in Autumn. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphin too.
Mount Brandon is named after Saint Brendan “the Navigator”, born in County Kerry in 484. He is said to have left from here on his famous 7 year voyage in search of Hy Brasail, or the ‘Island of the Blessed’. It is believed he travelled to Iceland, Greenland and maybe even America.