Sights from Brandon
Everyone who lives in or visits Kilkenny should at some point walk to the summit of Brandon to take in the amazing views from all around. There is a birds eye view of the river Barrow and Nore as the meet outside New Ross On a clear day you can see every mountain range in the east of the country and even the Saltee Islands off the coast of Wexford.
History of Brandon
Brandon has a vast and rich history. There are a number of Neolithic sites believed to be used for rituals, some believe they were used for animal or even human sacrifice. The monks from Duiske Abbey used moated sites for prayer in silence during the summer months. One night the silence was broken by the sound of gun fire which ended with a poacher and gamekeeper being shot. Care should be taken at dusk on the Inistioge side of the hill as there has been a number of sightings of the headless horse man.
|Time||5 Hours “including stop for coffee/snack”|
|Included||Transport and Guided Walk|
|Price||€ 35 per Adult, € 10 per Child, “up to 18 years old”|
|Group Booking||Group discount available. Contact us for more information.|
|Dist/Time||10km / 4hrs|
|High/Ascent||520m / 600m|
|Terrain||Minor roadways, forestry tracks and hillside paths|
|To Suit||An average level of fitness|
|Minimum Gear||Hiking boots, rain gear, fluids, snacks and a smile|
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Kilkenny city or from a predetermined meeting point. Travel to our starting point which normally takes 40 minutes. We walk to the summit of Brandon take in the scenery and a light snack. Then return to the vehicle and drive to a cafe for some light refreshments and your free coffee. When the burnt calories are replenished we will drop you back to your accommodation or meeting point.
To book the Brandon hill walk check out our calendar for availability on scheduled walks and click the Book Now button below. Or contact us directly to book the walk at a time that suits you.