Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by
conditions. General information about the site is
here. Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see
conditions. Credits and list definitions are listed here
GaltymoreMountainCnoc 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:917.9mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74Grid Reference: R87846 23788This summit has been logged as climbed by 961 members. Recently by: Daingean, Juanita, Blackrock, timmyc, hillwalker, Magsamillion, NoelCulbert, Mushhaze, annemariebbrenna, Hadleigh, kenmurp, tagoona, paulmcquaid, Helenha, paulmcphillips I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/