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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 place has been logged as visited by 986 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, Liamob, pwbellarby, Owenloughrey, Bunsen7, corkrats, Aciddrinker, deccarroll85, trisha_oconnor, Pepe, sarahryanowen, JohnA, DeltaP, sammullangalvin, atlantic73
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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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Picture: Buddha on Galtymore Trig Pillar
 
New Comment: Buddha
by Bunsen7  10 Jul 2017
We were surprised to see this Buddha sitting atop the trig pillar of Galtymore whilst completing the Cush horsehoe on 9 July 2017.

Someone had taken the trouble to trowel some mortar across the trig to hold it.

Difficult to not be hypocritical when a much vaunted cross sits close by, but the craftsmanship demonstrated was pretty poor - it looks very much like the common garden centre variety and is not sitting particularly level. The trowel was left behind as well to serve as further litter on the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/19595/
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Clinging on for dear life! .. by Dessie1   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
As an absolute novice at hill walking, this was .. by sduce   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
This was my best solo climb in ireland so far...s .. by pheonix   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
This is a picture of Galtymore from the North-Wes .. by bogtrotter_ie   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
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