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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Galtymore in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Galtymore from near the Black road
1 of the 900s
Short Summary created by jackill,  24 Jul 2012
There are 3 main carparks to access Galtymore from, The Black road R89306 20345 A (ht333m), Clydagh Bridge R87450 27780 B (ht137m) and Kings yard R87526 19959 C (ht218m).

Kings yard has a shop and shelter, as well as a 2€ charge. As of May 2010 signs have gone up at all these access points requesting no dogs be brought on the Mountain.

The Black road route could be called the "tourist route" and is the most popular as it is a rocky, easy to follow track all the way to a "Y" in the track as you reach a stone cairn at R89345 23482 D (h637m), go left here and follow the stoney track which becomes badly eroded mud, crossing to the col between Galtymore and Galtybeg.

There is a rocky track from Kings yard which become boggy after the sheep pen at R 87409 21077 E (ht348m) and ends at approx. R87551 22234 F (ht578m) after that you need to navigate to the stone wall at R87149 23518 G (ht826m).

From Clydagh the traditional route is a magnificent circuit taking Cush and Galtybeg in as well, this is however a fair test of stamina so be prepared.

The summit Trig pillar is broken and only half of it remains next to the summit cairn. There is a white painted cross a short distance away on a rocky outcrop and also 2 memorial plaques.
To the west across the boggy summit plateau of Dawsons table is a cairn which marks the way on to Slievecushnabinnia and beyond.

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Clinging on for dear life! .. by Dessie1   (Show all for Galtymore)
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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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