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Lyracappul Mountain Ladhar an Chapaill A name in Irish
(Ir. Ladhar an Chapaill [OSI], 'fork/confluence of the horse') Limerick County In Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists

Height: 825m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R84562 23179 This summit has been logged as climbed by 250 members. Recently by: chalky, ColmGeraghty, gerrym, Ulsterpooka, DenisMc, mlmoroneybb, guestuser, mountainmike, Eoin75, suiladoir, pavelbodi, nupat, dmc, CaptainVertigo, mishfitz
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Longitude: -8.227357, Latitude: 52.360427 Prominence: 100m,   Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 584514 623229,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lyrcpl, 10 char: Lyracappul

This peak may be named after the channels on its north-western slopes. The glen here is named Lyraveg Glen.   Lyracappul is the second highest mountain in the Galty Mountains area and the 29th highest in Ireland. Lyracappul is the second highest point in county Limerick.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lyracappul in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking down on Monabrack and the Knockaterriffs
 
My favourite Galty
Short Summary created by jackill  5 Mar 2011 This mountain is best climbed by taking the second road to your left on the Dublin side of Kilbeheny where there is a signpost marked "Galtycastle".
Follow this minor road uphill ignoring the turn-off to the right (also signposted Galtycastle) and taking the right hand fork at the Y junction after it.
After travelling a further 1.2 kms on this tarred road it turns 90 degrees to the left and downhill to a farmyard.
Park on the roadside at this turn R86912 19635 (Point A) (room for 3-4 cars) and you will notice a rough track in front of you on leading past a new house and up towards the hillside.
Follow this track past the house and an abandoned mobile home and hop the fence to your left to pick up a rough forestry track also running uphill.
After following the forestry track for a short distance it turns sharply downhill.
Cross the wire fence to your right and onto open hillside to reach the summit cairn of Monabrack..
Head north to the Galty main ridge where a fine circuit can be had by taking in Lyracappul and the Knockaterriffs.
As you descend to the north on to the lowest point of the col before heading up to the Galty ridge there is a turf track that leads down to the west into the Blackrock river valley.
This was used as an access point to the many turf cuttings on Monabrack during the Second World War
Continue up to the Galty wall where a short walk west brings you to Lyracappul
Point A: R86912 19635

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lyracappul in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
by mneary34  26 Oct 2004 This photo taken on 23/10/04 from Temple Hill when it seemed to have been raining everywhere else in the country shows the impressive southern approach to Lyracappul from Knockateriff Beg which is to the right foreground and not in picture. Descending to the col from Temple Hill be careful not to lose more height than you need to.
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Lyracappul
by Declan Foley  3 May 2010 Climbed it on Saturday, May 8, 2004, a beautiful sunny day with little or no wind. Started from the end of the boreen (turn left off the main Cork - Dublin road just after Kilbeheny - look out for the Coillte sign) and took the sloping track up the left hand side of the vally, emerging on the col between Knockaterriff and Lyracappul befort turning sharpright to summit Lyracappul. Just over 2 hours from the car to the top (out of practice!). No other walkers in sight just myself and the hares for company. Descended to Bengower and back to the valley floor via the 'Zig Zag'. A lovely walk, easy access from Cork. A good walk for those of us 'mere mortals' who are emerging from the winter hibernation and need a few easy but interesting walks to get back into practice on. Anyone have any background on the history of the area, all those amazing stone walls?
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lyracappul in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lyracappul summit cairn with Galtymore in background.
 
A simply splendid mountain top.
by Harry Goodman  22 Jul 2011 After a day and a half of mist enveloped mountains it was a pleasure on 10 10 10 to climb Lyracappul as our first "clear" top on a round that also included Temple Hill, Knockaterrif Beg, Carrignabinnia and Monabrack (See my comments on Knockaterrif Beg for previous part of the route). From the coll below the S spur of the mountain R8430022400 (Point B) we climbed steadily up N to the rocky SW end of the ridge leading to the summit. From the top R8456223179 (Point C), with its high stone cairn, we had a view back SW across to Temple Hill, a top visited but not seen, earlier in the day. We also got our first glimpse of Galtymore (also topped, but not seen, on the previous day) as it poked up out of a heavy white cloud base into a clear blue sky. Sitting having our break on this fine ridge above the Glen of Agherlow to the NW and the Golden Vale to the SE was simply beautiful. Reluctantly we shouldered the ruckstacks and pressed on along the ridge and then down NE towards our next top, Carrignabinnia.
Point B: R84300 22400 Point C: R84562 23179
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Picture: Panorama from Lyracappul
by jackill  27 Oct 2005 I was looking through some photos from last year (December I think) and, with the newly discovered miracle that is photoshop, managed to come up with this panorama from the summit of Lyracappul. From the left is Galtymore, Lyracappul South East top, Knockaterriff , Knockaterriff Beg, and Temple Hill on the extreme left. One of the less trodden routes you can take here involves climbing up Lyracappul South East top, over to Lyracappul and down via Knockaterriff. On this route you may seek out the "crop-circle"sheep pen on the side of Lyracappul South East top, the masterpiece of stonework that is the wall beside the track that runs along the Blackrock river, the ruined booley houses on the side of Knockaterriff and the sheer face of exposed rock in Pigeonrock Glen. Lyracappul has always given me a sense of splendid isolation when standing on top of it. Steep drops on three sides,good shelter crouching behind the county wall for the oxtail soup and the ham sandwich, with the countryside stretching out below. Paradise indeed.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lyracappul in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The way that we went
 
by jackill  15 Nov 2005 Pat crossing a snow drift on the top of Lyracappul in March 2004- started at woods carpark R819 185 (Point D) on to Temple Hill (where we met the Bishopstown Hillwalking Club- hello to all) then Lyracappul (note wall to left of photo which appears on the map but is nearly obscured by placenames - you can follow it all the way to the County boundry wall R856 236 (Point E)) Carraignabinnia, Slievecushnabinnia,then bearing 20 degrees to R868 258 (Point F), bearing 90 degrees across stile to Lough Curra signpost to finish at Clydagh carpark. 15 km - 5.25 hours
Point D: R819 185 Point E: R856 236 Point F: R868 258
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