Brandon Hill Summit Walk

This trail has two trailheads: the details for the Raheenadore trailhead are given below. The alternative trailhead is at Deerpark; Grid Ref: S 703 418; Nearest Town to Start: Graiguenamanagh; Lat and Long: 52.530891, -6.994394.

County Kilkenny
Grade Strenuous
Length 6.5 km
Time 2 to 3 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 350 m
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking Green and white with symbol of cross
Start Point
Raheendonore Car Park
Finish Point
Raheendonore Car Park
Nearest Town to Start Inistioge
Grid Ref. S 683 415
Lat. and Long. 52.520891, -6.994394

This trail follows forest tracks and hillside paths and is uneven underfoot in places. It takes walkers to the summit of Brandon Hill, County Kilkenny's highest point, with an unrivalled 360-degree panorama over the captivating landscape of Ireland's Ancient East and beyond, including fantastic views along the River Barrow valley with Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs to the north and Hook Lighthouse and the Saltee Islands to the south.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Kilkenny County Council - 056 7794000


In Inistioge: Car parking, shop, cafés, pubs (some serving food), accommodation, Bus Eireann bus
In Graiguenamanagh: Car parking, shops, restaurants, cafés, pubs (some serving food), accommodation, Bus Eireann bus
Car parking at both trailheads

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 68
Public Transportation

Public Transportation


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