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Galtymore Mountain Cnoc Mór na nGaibhlte A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Mór na nGaibhlte [GE], 'big hill of the Galtees') County Highpoint of Limerick & Tipperary, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 917.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R87846 23788
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Longitude: -8.17915, Latitude: 52.365985 , Easting: 187847, Northing: 123788 Prominence: 897.89m,  Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 587799 623838,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Gltymr, 10 char: Galtymore
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

The summit of Galtymore is marked as Dawson's Table. Captain Dawson was a landowner in this area (Tipperary Directory 1889). Cf. Percy's Table on Lugnaquillia. The diarist Amhlaoibh Ó Súilleabháin (Humphrey O'Sullivan) recorded a different Irish name for the peak: Beann na nGaillti (Cinnlae Amhlaoibh Ó Súilleabháin, iv, 102). The names of three nearby places are derived from this: Glencoshnabinnia (PWJ, iii, 366), Slievecoshnabinnia and Carrignabinnia. The anglicised name Galtymore is recorded as early as the Civil Survey of Co. Tipperary (Down Survey, 1654-56), where it is mentioned (spelt exactly as today) as a boundary feature of the barony of Clanwilliam.   Galtymore is the highest mountain in the Galty Mountains area and the 14th highest in Ireland. Galtymore is the highest point in county Limerick and also the highest in Tipperary.

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Walked from the Youth Hostel in Glen Garra, via K .. by deandarvill   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
What a Magnificant Mountain. The spectacular view .. by youngjohn   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
Did my traditional New Year's ascent of Galtymore .. by bogtrotter_ie   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
1st Climb over .. by bogtrotter_ie   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
My Favourite Climb yet - Spectacular views .. by dfer   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
fergal on Galtymore, 2004
by fergal  23 Sep 2004
Just recently started to hillwalk again after many years away. I gave up the smokes and had to blow some of the new energy I had acquired. I had never tried the Galtees before but decided on Galtymór. A very cloudy day in April 2004 I navigated to the top of Galtymór or so I thought. I couldn't see much in front of me but soon realised that the summit I was standing on had no cross or Dawson's table!! Also it was too small. Where the hell was I? It soon dawned on me that I must be on Galtybeg. I had a good map (74) but the visibility was zero. I had no compass (silly me) .I relied on my old savy of the wet finger and wind direction and gradient and I successfully navigated the saddle and climbed the steep slope. It was extremely windy and I stooped low on the last few metres to stay on my feet. After lunch and no views, I couldn't see the cross from Dawson's table. I noticed unusual beetles, dark brown/black with orange markings clinging to the metal cross. Anyone know what they are? The descent was slow and with out major incident except that I came too low into the valley below to my right as I descended to the track (Black Road?) and I had to hack up again to clear Knockeenantoung(?) and locate the track on the far side. Amazing temp difference between the summit and finally into the valley and emerging from the cloud. One month later I tried again the same route and again on a cloudy day I ended up on Galtybeg. You could hear me curse in Donegal!! The day followed much the same as the first trip but with slightly better glimpses in the cloud gaps. Must go on a cold sunny winter's day. Thanks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1189/
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