Galtymore 917.9m mountain, Galty Mountains Limerick & Tipperary Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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
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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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Picture: Galtymore from near the Black road
 
1 of the 900s
Short Summary created by jackill,  24 Jul 2012
There are 3 main carparks to access Galtymore from, The Black road R89306 20345 A (ht333m), Clydagh Bridge R87450 27780 B (ht137m) and Kings yard R87526 19959 C (ht218m).

Kings yard has a shop and shelter, as well as a 2€ charge. As of May 2010 signs have gone up at all 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 D (h637m), go left here and follow the stoney track which becomes badly eroded mud, crossing to the col between Galtymore and Galtybeg.

There is a rocky track from Kings yard which become boggy after the sheep pen at R 87409 21077 E (ht348m) and ends at approx. R87551 22234 F (ht578m) after that you need to navigate to the stone wall at R87149 23518 G (ht826m).

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.

The summit Trig pillar is broken and only half of it remains next to the summit cairn. There is a white painted cross a short distance away on a rocky outcrop and also 2 memorial plaques.
To the west across the boggy summit plateau of Dawsons table is a cairn which marks the way on to Slievecushnabinnia and beyond.

Views of Comeraghs,Ballyhouras,Knockmealdowns, Shannon region on a clear day Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/4774/
 
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Picture: Galtymore from Slievecushnabinnia
Sun and snow on the classic northern horseshoe
by IainT  5 Feb 2019
If you want to see Galtymore at its best then the classic northern horseshoe is far superior to the approach from the south (but you forego the advantage of the high start, so it's much steeper and more energetic). Plenty of parking half a mile up the boreen east of Clydagh Bridge, then follow the easy forest tracks, well waymarked as the route to Lough Curra. Eventually this leaves the forest and goes up fairly steeply to a minor peaklet with a big square block. From here the waymarked route goes off left, but a smaller but clear path goes straight on up past a prominent big cairn to the broad plateau of Slievecushnabinnia. Note that the summit is at the west end, not where shown on the OSi map (grid ref correct on MV). A wall takes you eastwards up to a shoulder of Galtymore, with great views down to Lough Curra, then a steeper pull up to the summit (which isn't the first cairn, although in mist it feels like it should be). There is a white cross just before the proper summit, which has a broken trig point as well as a big cairn. A brief detour to the northern edge gave me a great Brocken Spectre, a nice way to celebrate a second round of UK & Irish 3000 footers. The descent eastwards is steep but easy, then a short pull takes you onto Galtybeg, with a short bit of nice sharp ridge. The views back to the NE face of Galtymore are excellent (with quite an impressive icefall on it when I was there, wonder if it's been climbed?). The first part of the descent towards Cush is quite steep, with something of an "am I about to walk over a cliff?" feel at first, but it soon eases. Cush is a fair pull too, but well worth it for the lovely perch on the summit. I had four ravens wheeling around for entertainment too, probably complaining that I'd nicked their seat! A good path takes you down the NW shoulder to meet the boreen just above the car park. It's about 14km with 1150m of ascent, so "quite a pech", but worth it! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/20399/
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sduce on Galtymore, 2009
by sduce  24 May 2009
As an absolute novice at hill walking, this was my highest peak so far, i have been fascinated by Galtymore for years, love the fact that you can see it from everywhere or so it seems..... We climbed saturday 23rd May, lovely weather, and came up the black road, to the base of Galtybeg, before heading off over the rough ground and bog towards the col between Galtybeg and Galtymore, after resting a while there (not actually the best spot, windy and damp for sitting!) admired the cliffs, took lots of photos, and pondered weather my unfit and middleaged frame would actually get me up, what now looked a very steep ascent to Galtymore, well I made it, took ages! and it was certainly worth it, fantastic weather and view from the top all I ever thought they would be. Spent a half an hour on the summit just enjoying it.
It took me 4 hours to summit, (although I am sure 2 and a half would do it - if there was not quite so many 'rests' and sandwich breaks!) and about 1 hr 45 mins back to the car park. Which was easy enough, I would also at this point like to thank the couple who we met at the summit, and outstripped us going home, but appeared to wait at least half and hour in the car park to make sure we got down ok as the light was starting to fade at 9.45pm. A sincere thank you, a very caring gesture.

In short I would like to inspire anyone who reads this to climb Galtymore (or indeed anything else you fancy) if you are just reading this site, and dreaming like i was for so long .... if i can do it anyone can!
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Picture: Living on the edge!!
 
Clinging on for dear life!
by Dessie1  14 Nov 2011
Climbed Galtymore 13 Nov 2011 from Black road route R89284 20381 H incorporating Knockeentoung,Galtybeg,Galtymore and finishing with the 2 seefins in a 3 hour 20 mins circuit.Unbelievably windy on the summit so only a brief stay for a few pics.Will definitely be back on a clearer day.
Main walk Length:12.7km Start: 08:44, End: 12:02, Durn: 3h18m, Asc: 1045m, Desc: 925m Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/6625/
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pheonix on Galtymore, 2003
by pheonix  24 Feb 2003
This was my best solo climb in ireland so far...something special about this place... it leaves a mark on u...I had the good fortune to climb it on a clear day although it was a little windy at times...My approach was from Cush's summit first, accross by the side of Galtybeg, overlooking the lake to the left and on up through a narrow + steep gradiant onto galtybeg itself, where I proceeded to summit galtybeg - impressive!!!. Down again passing the boggy path which separates both peaks and overlooks the second of the lakes ...if you dare to look!!... and then up the final stretch to Galtymore - a bit tough but in good weather inspiration is easily found here....When I reached the top, what a view altough very windy at this point I managed to traverse it ( a bit boggy towards the descent which is a steepish drop down to the mountain's famous walled section ). I was more impressed with the fact that mass has been said up here than with the idea of someone building a wall this high up. After a quick stop for lunch I made my retreat down by Slievecushnabinnia completing the horseshoe . I observerd some amazing acrobatic behaviour from some local sheep as they were being persued relentlessly by what appeared to be two sheepdogs on the side of Galtymore's cliff edge ...I can only hope that they were sheepdogs for there sake as yet again I came accross the remains of another sheep attack on my descent....apart from this what a climb!!! great views and a beautiful place to spend a sunny afternoon....it made my trip back to Dublin a little more bearable ....... Hope to do this climb again this summer ......Warning: Plan this trip well as there are few escape route options, espeicially if time / weather is not on your side..... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/343/
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bogtrotter_ie on Galtymore, 2002
by bogtrotter_ie  26 Oct 2002
This is a picture of Galtymore from the North-West, on the ridge from Slievecushnabinnia. I took this on New Years Eve last in the Galty mountains. What a way to greet the New Year. It was bitter cold, -6 at the car before I even started up. But, it was bone dry and the sun was shining. So, I didn't even need any head protection. The snow was very heavy and frozen crisp, there was a lovely blue sky with a few wispy clouds. Even my ever present companion - Scamp - enjoyed the day. I thought they were very rare pictures to get in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/183/
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