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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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Clinging on for dear life! .. by Dessie1   (Show all for Galtymore)
sduce on Galtymore, 2009
by sduce  24 May 2009
As an absolute novice at hill walking, this was my highest peak so far, i have been fascinated by Galtymore for years, love the fact that you can see it from everywhere or so it seems..... We climbed saturday 23rd May, lovely weather, and came up the black road, to the base of Galtybeg, before heading off over the rough ground and bog towards the col between Galtybeg and Galtymore, after resting a while there (not actually the best spot, windy and damp for sitting!) admired the cliffs, took lots of photos, and pondered weather my unfit and middleaged frame would actually get me up, what now looked a very steep ascent to Galtymore, well I made it, took ages! and it was certainly worth it, fantastic weather and view from the top all I ever thought they would be. Spent a half an hour on the summit just enjoying it.
It took me 4 hours to summit, (although I am sure 2 and a half would do it - if there was not quite so many 'rests' and sandwich breaks!) and about 1 hr 45 mins back to the car park. Which was easy enough, I would also at this point like to thank the couple who we met at the summit, and outstripped us going home, but appeared to wait at least half and hour in the car park to make sure we got down ok as the light was starting to fade at 9.45pm. A sincere thank you, a very caring gesture.

In short I would like to inspire anyone who reads this to climb Galtymore (or indeed anything else you fancy) if you are just reading this site, and dreaming like i was for so long .... if i can do it anyone can!
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This was my best solo climb in ireland so far...s .. by pheonix   (Show all for Galtymore)
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