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Galtybeg Mountain Cnoc Beag na nGaibhlte A name in Irish
Tipperary County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 799.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R88978 24089 This summit has been logged as climbed by 644 members. Recently by: Dee68, William-J, wjnunan, IainT, Lauranna, Kiwitrekker, Kennyj, tomodub, DeirdreRafter, dillonkdy, Rory87, johnballinger, maryt, lw24, rayw
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Longitude: -8.16254, Latitude: 52.368713 , Easting: 188979, Northing: 124089 Prominence: 80.34m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 588930 624139,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Gltybg, 10 char: Galtybeg
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Galtybeg is the 42nd highest summit in Ireland. Galtybeg is the third highest point in county Tipperary.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Galtybeg in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From Galtymore
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Short Summary created by jackill, simon3,  14 Jan 2012
There are 2 main carparks to access Galtybeg from, The Black road R89306 20345 A (ht333m), Clydagh Bridge R87450 27780 B (ht137m)

As of May 2010 signs have gone up at 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 C (Point D) (h637m), go left here and follow the stoney track which becomes badly eroded mud, crossing to the col between Galtymore and Galtybeg, then turn right up to the summit.

You may also carry on past the stone cairn, after about 500 meters the stoney track ends and then you need to cross the bog, skirting peat hags(try to stay high and to the left of them) to the col overlooking Borheen lough , look out for the benchmark at R89476 24164 D and close beside it (look out for the gap between two rocky outcrops)the start of an easy track down to the lake on its west side.Turn left here and ascend to the summit.

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.

There is no marker or cairn at the summit , its really just the highest point on a rocky ridge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/4801/
kenefickwg on Galtybeg, 2003
by kenefickwg  6 Nov 2003
I struck for Galtybeg from the Youth Hostel R922-209 A forest path makes the first 2k very easy. I then had to cross a fence and cross the stream twice and I walked for about another kilometre close to the river which has some mini falls and cascades. It was time though to try to make height which was difficult as a strong northerly was blowing and may have gusted to gale force on occasions. At one stage I had to lose distance to make height. I intended going up the gentler slope on Galtybeg from the east shoulder but the wind forced me on to the steeper southern side. Spent a few minutes on the ridge and took some pictures of Borheen Lough 897-245. 10 feet down on the sheltered side and it was off with the hats and gloves and jackets to have the tea and bread and jam sandwiches in the sunshine. I made more use of the Black Road on the way back and hit the stream early in order to enjoy al it's funny little twists and turns and ups and downs and its myriad of wonderful sounds. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/737/
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Jimmy barry on Galtybeg, 2008
by Jimmy barry  4 Jun 2008
Hi John, its called A "Crow's Foot" and all the information you have on it is correct, You might be intrested to know that as you walked up the Black Road you passed another one. They were carved by members of the british army during the first survey of Ireland (1822 to1837) Keep looking for the one on the black road, it only took me 5 years to find it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/3146/
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jackill on Galtybeg, 2004
by jackill  27 Dec 2004
St Stephens Day seems to draw folk to climb Galtymore.
2004 saw the first truly white christmas than I can remember, so we had to head for the mountains.
We arrived (after much slipping on icy roads ) and started up the black road at 9.20 am.
The morning promised so much and Galtymore was fairly clear all the way up to the end of the black road then suddenly we were covered in cloud and the wind rose.This held all the way up Galtymore and most of the ways back down again with very few breaks.On the summit we got out the trangia and had tea and mince pies . Going back down was a battle to stay vertical with snow covering rocks and bogholes. I had to wonder at the number of people climbing in all sorts of clothing (reflector jackets/jeans/runners) who asked us was it "much further to the top" or " which way is Galtymore" in freezing conditions with 20/30 mtrs visibility.
But anyway what a great days walking - thoroughly enjoyable!!!!
I took this photo from the side of Galtybeg looking down the Attychraan valley with Knocknagalty/Knockduff rising up on the right. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/1372/
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Picture: Borheen Lough from Galtybeg
murphysw on Galtybeg, 2005
by murphysw  19 Dec 2005
I approached Galtybeg from the summit of Cush, and it’s quite a steep drop to the col below, which of course means a rather steep pull up Galtybeg. However, the ground between these two mountains is very pleasant underfoot, except for the bottom of the col where it’s a little soggy. As you climb Galtybeg great views are opened up of Knockastackeen and Greenane mountains and especially of Borheen Lough below you. The views from the small, unadorned, craggy summit are superb. The bleak southern Galtees are spread out below you, you can easily see the ‘Black Road’, and the Knockmealdowns shimmering in the distance. Knockmealdown itself stands out clearly. On this crystal clear day I remembered my recent trip up that mountain when I was caught in a storm and couldn’t see a thing. My next target was Galtymore, about 50 minutes away. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/2098/
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Picture: Track visible high on the slopes of Galtybeg
Presenting a view of the Galtybeg track
by wicklore  30 May 2010
This photo shows the track that traverses the steep northwest slope of Galtybeg between R89300 24500 E and the col at 89800 24300 F. The track is visible in the photo as a linear scar high above Borheen Lough. Although the slope looks very steep, the track is an easy walk and is a great access route to or from the north of the Galtys. The only rough part is just below the col where the track passes over a couple of little rocks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/5838/
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