Brandon Hill

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. 

Start/FinishKilkenny City
Time5 Hours “including stop for coffee/snack”
IncludedTransport and Guided Walk
Price€ 40.00 per Adult, € 10 per Child, “up to 18 years old”
Group BookingGroup discount available. Contact us for more information.
High/Ascent520m / 600m
TerrainMinor roadways, forestry tracks and hillside paths
To Suit An average level of fitness
Minimum GearHiking 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.

Brandon Hill

Starts On:
Sun 14. April 2019
8:30 AM
Ends On:
Sun 14. April 2019
4:00 PM