An Clochán agus Bréannain
- Cloghane and Brandon

Tucked in at the foot of Mount Brandon on the northern coast of the Dingle Peninsula is The Cloghane / Brandon area, also known as an Leith Triúigh. A stunning coastal road joins the two small villages of Cloghane, An Clochán (meaning stone hut), a picturesque small village of stone houses overlooking the Owenmore estuary; and Brandon, a small fishing village, overlooking Brandon Bay, with a quay still used by local fishermen before bringing you onto Brandon Point  WAW discovery point with extraordinary views along Brandon Bay, The Maharees, Slieve Mish mountains and across Tralee Bay to North Kerry.


The Cloghane / Brandon 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.

Mount Brandon and Walking

A selection of well-marked trails through the Cloghane Brandon Mountains has made the area a favourite destination for hillwalkers. Walks range from short shoreline strolls to the high level on Brandon Mountain ridge. For more information please click on the following links Walks in Cloghane – Brandon  and Walking & Hiking on the Dingle Peninsula

image of brandon regatta curragh races

Brandon Regatta

Brandon Regatta is held on one of the last Sundays in August every year. This is a series of curragh (boat) races with many different categories. Contesting boat teams travel right up the west coast, and winners and losers alike celebrate with music and song afterwards.
tinteán ceoil fireplace with chairs and stools

Tinteán Ceoil

The Tinteán Ceoil in Cloghane Brandon is a replica of the traditional old Irish Cottage kitchen from bygone days and calls to mind the old tradition of “bothántaíocht” when neighbours and friends would gather together for an evening of storytelling and song to pass the night. Every Monday night during the summer you can join in and experience first-hand what life was like in a typical kitchen in rural Ireland fadó fadó. 

How to get to Brandon/Cloghane

Directions from Tralee - approx 40mins drive: Take the N86 towards Dingle as far as Camp Junction. Then continue straight on the R560. A few kilometres after the turns for Castlegregory there is a right turn for Cloghane and Brandon.

Directions from Dingle - approx 20 mins drive : Take the Conor Pass road over to the north side of the peninsula. At the bottom of the pass turn left for Brandon and Cloghane.

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