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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 943 members. Recently by: Dee68, William-J, wjnunan, GillSte, Franky, harry84, gaoithe, IainT, Lauranna, Turlo143, HeartTrek, 21yearsgone, TriHarder, daithileonard, Kennyj
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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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1 of the 900s .. by group   (Show all for Galtymore)
Clinging on for dear life! .. by Dessie1   (Show all for Galtymore)
As an absolute novice at hill walking, this was .. by sduce   (Show all for Galtymore)
This was my best solo climb in ireland so far...s .. by pheonix   (Show all for Galtymore)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Galtymore in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
simon3 on Galtymore, 2005
by simon3  28 Jun 2005
This photo shows the cliffs above Lough Curra, with Galtymore on the skyline. Claude Wall [Mountaineering in Ireland] described the cliffs as “vegetated and unpromising”, however it was that very vegetation which interested the botanist R Lloyd Praeger. He said “A number of alpine species cling to the cliffs, but they are of the more widespread kinds. The best plant of the hills is Saxifraga spathularis …” Just in case you see one of these plants I gather it has thick green leaves and sports impressive 5-petalled pink flowers on longish red stalks.

On another note the picture also illustrates a safety issue with a lot of the Galtees. Left in this picture is towards the north. Don’t assume that you can leave the main ridge towards the north just anywhere. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/534/
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This is a picture of Galtymore from the North-Wes .. by bogtrotter_ie   (Show all for Galtymore)
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