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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 942 members. Recently by: William-J, wjnunan, GillSte, Franky, harry84, gaoithe, IainT, Lauranna, Turlo143, HeartTrek, 21yearsgone, TriHarder, daithileonard, Kennyj, johncromie
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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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pheonix on Galtymore, 2003
by pheonix  24 Feb 2003
This was my best solo climb in ireland so far...something special about this place... it leaves a mark on u...I had the good fortune to climb it on a clear day although it was a little windy at times...My approach was from Cush's summit first, accross by the side of Galtybeg, overlooking the lake to the left and on up through a narrow + steep gradiant onto galtybeg itself, where I proceeded to summit galtybeg - impressive!!!. Down again passing the boggy path which separates both peaks and overlooks the second of the lakes ...if you dare to look!!... and then up the final stretch to Galtymore - a bit tough but in good weather inspiration is easily found here....When I reached the top, what a view altough very windy at this point I managed to traverse it ( a bit boggy towards the descent which is a steepish drop down to the mountain's famous walled section ). I was more impressed with the fact that mass has been said up here than with the idea of someone building a wall this high up. After a quick stop for lunch I made my retreat down by Slievecushnabinnia completing the horseshoe . I observerd some amazing acrobatic behaviour from some local sheep as they were being persued relentlessly by what appeared to be two sheepdogs on the side of Galtymore's cliff edge ...I can only hope that they were sheepdogs for there sake as yet again I came accross the remains of another sheep attack on my descent....apart from this what a climb!!! great views and a beautiful place to spend a sunny afternoon....it made my trip back to Dublin a little more bearable ....... Hope to do this climb again this summer ......Warning: Plan this trip well as there are few escape route options, espeicially if time / weather is not on your side..... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/343/
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