Cloghane & Brandon

An Clochán / Cé Bhréannain

Cloghane – An Clochán / Brandon – Cé Bhréannain area is one of great natural beauty, set between the mountains and the Atlantic with an abundance of sandy beaches, washed clean by the surf of Brandon Bay and spectacular walking trails through uninhabited valleys and unique wilderness. A great place to stay if climbing Mount Brandon, the area lies at the foot of the Conor Pass within the Gaeltacht of Corca Dhuibhne and has a rich heritage of music, language, and dance. Everywhere there are traces of a way of life almost forgotten elsewhere.

The three Standing stones at Cluain Searrach are orientated on the rising sun at the summer solstice. The stone alignment are situated on the lower E slopes of Brandon Mountain, commanding an extensive view across Brandon Bay towards the central mountain ridge that forms the backbone of the Dingle Peninsula.

There are some lovely beaches from Ballyquin Strand, Cappagh Strand to Fermoyle Strand. Fermoyle Strand is continuous 14km stretch of beach from Cloghane to the Maharees includes the beaches of Stradbally, Gowlane and Kilcummin and is thought to be the longest beach in Ireland. Great for walking along and popular with surfers and wind surfers in the summer months.

Cloghane/Brandon is twinned with Blason_ville_fr_Plozévet_(Finistère).svg Plozévet in Brittany, France..

Mount Brandon in Winter

Mount Brandon in the snow

Slí na Galláin
Cloghane & Brandon has some great fishing in the shadow of the Brandon Mountains.  Sea, lake and river fishing are all available all year round. The fishing locally includes: Atlantic Salmon, Cod, Wild Sea Bass, Pollock, Turbot and Mackerel, Shark and Flounder.

Self-drive boat hire fishing boat. Over thirty species of fish have been recorded in the waters off the bay! Rods, reels and fishing tackle are available for hire, while bait can also be readily purchased. Contact:- Eugene Lyne
County Kerry