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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 950 members. Recently by: tagoona, paulmcquaid, Helenha, paulmcphillips, oldpragmatist, Reeks2011, danifergie87, Dee68, William-J, wjnunan, GillSte, Franky, harry84, gaoithe, IainT
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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 approached Galtymore after having climbed Cush .. by murphysw   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
kenefickwg on Galtymore, 2003
by kenefickwg  21 Oct 2003
Parked the car at RS893 203 A on Sat 18/10/03. It was warm and sunny with a slight breeze at the car park. I walked what I think is called the Black Road high over Attychraan River valley taking in the spectacular views. I stopped for awhile to watch a shepherd with his dog gathering sheep on Knockeenatoung and had my first clear view of Galtymore and Galtybeg. Where this path takes a N E turn I headed through a short boggy patch and across a plateau N W towards Galtymore. On reaching the edge of the plateau and in order not to give away too much hard earned height I turned for Galtybeg. Some height has to be lost before heading for the col between the two peaks. I was walking a bit back from the edge and the ground was soft and while taking a step my other foot sank which forced me to miss and in putting down my hand to save a fall I sprained my fingers which are still very sore. Where the climb gets very steep the breeze had turned into a howling wind which made this part of the ascent difficult and no chance to enjoy the view opening out over the Golden Vale. The ground levels off near the summit so the last bit is easy. Wind is gone again so the lunch break is fantastic. Magnificent views in all directions and Lough Curra in the shade below the second cairn. This is one I want to do again and take in Galtybeg. Care is needed to get back to the col but once the path is found again the walk back is beautiful. Wonderful views and clean air and apart from the soft sounds of the wild the scarce commodity in the modern world---silence. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/720/
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What a day for December ! Well it is no accident .. by aburden   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
Galtymore from the black road under Knockeenatoun .. by jackill   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
Geology hereabouts is curious. Such a massive top .. by milo   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
It's easy to see why this mountain is overlooked, .. by petelunn   (Show all for Galtymore)
 
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