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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 950 members. Recently by: tagoona, paulmcquaid, Helenha, paulmcphillips, oldpragmatist, Reeks2011, danifergie87, Dee68, William-J, wjnunan, GillSte, Franky, harry84, gaoithe, IainT
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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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My Favourite Climb yet - Spectacular views .. by dfer   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
Just recently started to hillwalk again after man .. by fergal   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
pormerod on Galtymore, 2005
by pormerod  12 Apr 2005
I went up Galtymore from the North on Saturday 9 April 2005 . Pretty strong wind on the summit itself plus freezing conditions. At the summit, I met two lads who were doing all the Irish County Tops in a continuous round. If anyone knows whether they succeeded in this really impressive undertaking, I'd like to know. And if they were doing it for charity, I'll send them a donation. Oh, and, yes, a nice outing. I would have done more on the tops but my wife was waiting in the glen. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1648/
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OK, so the last picture was on the way up (that's .. by malbekh   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
Well seeing as I was driving from cork to Kildare .. by LiamD2005   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
I took this photo of Galtymore in Jan 07, the sam .. by Inazone   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
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