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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 943 members. Recently by: Dee68, William-J, wjnunan, GillSte, Franky, harry84, gaoithe, IainT, Lauranna, Turlo143, HeartTrek, 21yearsgone, TriHarder, daithileonard, Kennyj
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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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Galtymore is a serious and big hill. It is especi .. by S Mc Auliffe   (Show all for Galtymore)
Galtymore was the last peak we climbed on a day w .. by sinbadw   (Show all for Galtymore)
Impressive cliffs above Lough Diheen and the nort .. by mneary34   (Show all for Galtymore)
As part of our ridge walk along the Galtees in Ma .. by mneary34   (Show all for Galtymore)
Nice climb in Jan06. I wish I could put the ful s .. by Lynchieboy   (Show all for Galtymore)
Bleck Cra on Galtymore, 2008
by Bleck Cra  2 Jan 2008
Five dangerous women and a depressed man met us as we skated off the top of Galtymore. “Where’s the wall?” snarled one into my bedraggled face.
Wall….? By now we had lost the entire mountain. There are two ways to do Galtymore for the first time: one is in daylight, in winds under 100mph and in spring, summer or autumn ie the choice of the intelligent, mature adult; then there’s the choice of the idiot - in torrential rain, freezing winds, on the cusp of darkness and in late December. May I present yours truly. St Stephen’s Day ex Tipp started rain-free and encouraging. A straight line joining basecamp, the Glen of Aherlow Hotel and the foot of Galtymore, drove us into the wettest bog this dry northerner has seen. Soaked to the gusset, we emerged on to its flanks and enjoyed a warm pull up to above the lake, which was by now as invisible as the hand in front of your face. Still no clues here for Mr Stupid. Into a full-on gale we grasped the cairn. Herself had to be hauled against the wind to get her off the summit. Still no clues. When it dawned on the writer that conditions had turned very nasty indeed, he found himself on the wrong side of a precipitous ridge, heading into the wilderness. Gulp! Course of action? 1.Run around in all directions until dead . 2.Take map, take compass, take the absolute safest route out - regardless of duration. This was the wall, West to somewhere (other mountainviewers can advise) and a relieved drop down a steep, dry gully to habitation. A difficult day was concluded with a 2 hour return trip on tarmac, in bog-black darkness. Did I not mention the lost car? Big, bad, bold Galtymore. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/2933/
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