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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
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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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Climbed Galtymore from Youth Hostel some years ag .. by Djouce   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
sun mar 13 climbed galtymore from clyda bridge on .. by hill walker   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
oldsoldier on Galtymore, 2009
by oldsoldier  11 Feb 2009
Last Mon 9th of Feb I summited on Galty Mór for the 463rd time. It was an overcast day but visibility was good lower down. I climbed from the black road route. The going was slow over the first mile or so as the snow had melted and frozen again, making footing precarious. Along the slope from the turf banks to the summit the snow was hard frozen making the ascent somewhat easier. I have approached the peak from all sides and routes, even attempted a climb from Lough Dineen in the late 70's.
I made my first attempt on this peak in Oct 1976. The leader said four as he touched the cross, I said one and have been counting since. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/3588/
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Hazy, breezy but still impressive. .. by tommyhogan   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
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