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Gortagarry Hill Tipperary County, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 458m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: S03193 73207 This summit has been logged as climbed by 22 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, sandman, jasonmc, frankmc04, chalky, FilHil, Fergalh, eamonoc, peterturner, jackill, aidand, YoungJohn, shaunkelly, wicklore, paddyhillsbagger
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Longitude: -7.953664, Latitude: 52.810228 , Easting: 203193, Northing: 173207 Prominence: 213m,   Isolation: 2.9km
ITM: 603123 673250,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Grtgry, 10 char: Gortagarry
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

Gortagarry is the 703rd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gortagarry in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: The wooded summit of Gortagarry from Devilsbit
Stupid Spruce!
Short Summary created by jackill,  11 Dec 2011
Park at the forest entrance S04338 73101 A room for 5 cars. There is an option to park also at the forest entrance across the road. From the forest entrance walk downhill to the north for 50 meters and enter the forest to your left on a good forestry road. Follow this road uphill to S03259 73379 B. Enter the forest here and head uphill between the parallel lines of trees, this way is fairly passable at first. After 100 meters the moss really begins to take over and the trees become lower and harder to push through. The summit area has smaller trees and more open space.
You can either go back the way you came which is bad or head directly downhill, aiming for S03313 73032 C, which is also bad. Heading directly downhill does cut the walk distance. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/593/comment/5352/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gortagarry in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: From near the summit of Gortagarry, SW.
simon3 on Gortagarry, 2009
by simon3  31 Mar 2009
Gortagarry, ah yes a rare thing that, a hill entirely covered in young Sitka spruce. As of 2008 anyway from whatever side you start you have around 80 to 120m of what orienteers call "fight" to reach the summit and even then it's a little tricky to be sure you are there. Only for the purist until the trees start getting thinned.

While this photo has dramatic sky it certainly wasn't taken on a clear picture postcard day. Still Gortagarry is a good place to see some of the northern mountains in the Shannon area. The three dancing maidens in the middle ground are, from left to right, Cooneen Hill, Ballincurra Hill and Knockadigeen Hill, all between 400 and 500m.

The higher summit behind Ballincurra Hill is Keeper Hill (694m) the monarch of the Shannons. The high ground in front of Keeper and behind the three sisters are the Silvermines. The low wooded bumps nearer to us are the northern echoes of Knockanora.

A wealth of interesting, if mostly rather low places, whatever about the weather the day the picture was taken. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/593/comment/3116/
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ahendroff on Gortagarry, 2008
by ahendroff  20 May 2008
The summit of Gortagarry is enveloped in pine trees. There is a bit of a clearing in what may be potentially the "summit" but it's a fair bash into the trees and is for die-hard baggers only. Thanks to Simon's GPS and gentle beckoning we would have never made it back out! Zip up all your pockets for this one if you don't want to spend a considerable amount of time picking out pine needles before the wash .... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/593/comment/3114/
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YoungJohn on Gortagarry, 2010
by YoungJohn  19 Feb 2010
climbed Gortagarry today,18th Feb 10, with my two (usual suspects) friends accompanied by jack a ferocious terrier. The mountain is as other commentators have said, covered in stika spruce. There are some grand views when the tree cover is broken. We walked a loop around the mountain taking us just short of two hours. An enjoyable walk and another hill bagged. We did get to see the silver loughderg, the aughtys, Keeper, Knockanora and the silvermines. To the south Slievenamon and the Galtees, Knockmealdowns and comeraghs, our view to the north was obstructed by 'The Bit'. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/593/comment/4406/
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