Brandon isn't the second highest peak in Ireland. Two in the McGillycuddy's Reeks are higher - Caher and Ben Keeragh. Maybe Brandon is the highest ouside the Reeks. I'm not sure. Hiking it this weekend though - hope the weather holds up!!
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