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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 935 members. Recently by: Turlo143, HeartTrek, 21yearsgone, TriHarder, daithileonard, Kennyj, johncromie, declanohagan, tmsr, tomodub, DeirdreRafter, Rainbow6, Rory87, johnballinger, maryt
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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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I did the Cush-Galtybeg-Galtymore-Slievecushnabin .. by pkenneally   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
tommyhogan on Galtymore, 2010
by tommyhogan  8 Mar 2010
Climbed Galtybeg & Galtymore on Sat 06/03/10 in near perfect conditions. As the 2 mountains were still snow-capped we thought that would make for great pics! Parked in the Clydagh river car park & no great signage there apart from 1 info board for a woodland walk & some pointer signs so of course best to have your own maps & info. Started off down the farm road, maked on some maps as the Boreen road & continued on for approx 1.5km to the end of that road. About half way down you pass a marker to the left & some stone steps where you can turn off to tackle Cush as well but as time was short we continued on to the end of the farm road where you eventually get to a farmyard. It's not really marked as an "official" route on any of the maps but there is a walker sign on the farm gate so just go through there onto the open heather & nothing for it but to begin a pretty steep slog up to the col between Cush & Galtybeg. Quick snack stop there & on up the side of Galtybeg which is very tough. Pretty much a 60deg slope & then hitting into the ice & leftover snow. No real rocky patches so not too much slipping but tough to keep going & zig-zagging essential at this point but great views of Lough Muskry below to the left & the Greenane ridge. The knowledge that this was the hardest part kept us going as we knew that once we got up Galtybeg, the worst was over. After approx 2.5hrs from the car, we made it to the small summit & had a well-deserved sandwich break behind some boulders. Great views across the plains though, towards the Wicklow mountains, the Knockmealdowns, Comeraghs, beyond Cork & the open sea. Also could make out in the distance the Kerry moutains & back over towards the Shannon & Clare/Limerick. Didn't expect such a good view due to the lack of sun but brilliant to get it. On then through the slightly boggy but mainly frozen col between the 2 Galtys with views of the small lake below, very well frozen & the easy-ish climb through the snow & ice to Galtymore. Amazing ice & wind formations, heaped snow & again the views. Pretty broad summit on Galtymore & not really too obvious which is the true summit so i stood on all of them to make sure. More sandwiches then & approx 4hrs from the start, we began the descent to Slievecushnabinna above Lough Curra, also frozen. Easy descent to the wall & then at the point where the wall angles off to the left we just continued straight on. After approx 15mins from there you can spot 2 to 3 cairns so we aimed for those & descended steeply. No obvious path so it was just pick the best route down zig-zagging along until you come to a trail leading back to Lough Curra. From here either follow that trail or head across the open fields to the fence at the edge of the forest, which we did, & follow that fence to a stile. Over that, into the forest walk & approx 30mins later we were back in the car. All in all a 6 hour hike well worth the sore legs. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/4485/
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Galtymore: the traditional way .. by Luimni   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
Climbed Galtymore on a very clear, and quite warm .. by Andy   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
Galtymore was a super walk + steep climb at the s .. by vcavanagh   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
She's a beauty! Climbed her last night. If you wa .. by seaniewan   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
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