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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 and in Limerick/ Tipperary Counties in Munster Province, 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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fergal on Galtymore, 2004
by fergal  23 Sep 2004
Just recently started to hillwalk again after many years away. I gave up the smokes and had to blow some of the new energy I had acquired. I had never tried the Galtees before but decided on Galtymór. A very cloudy day in April 2004 I navigated to the top of Galtymór or so I thought. I couldn't see much in front of me but soon realised that the summit I was standing on had no cross or Dawson's table!! Also it was too small. Where the hell was I? It soon dawned on me that I must be on Galtybeg. I had a good map (74) but the visibility was zero. I had no compass (silly me) .I relied on my old savy of the wet finger and wind direction and gradient and I successfully navigated the saddle and climbed the steep slope. It was extremely windy and I stooped low on the last few metres to stay on my feet. After lunch and no views, I couldn't see the cross from Dawson's table. I noticed unusual beetles, dark brown/black with orange markings clinging to the metal cross. Anyone know what they are? The descent was slow and with out major incident except that I came too low into the valley below to my right as I descended to the track (Black Road?) and I had to hack up again to clear Knockeenantoung(?) and locate the track on the far side. Amazing temp difference between the summit and finally into the valley and emerging from the cloud. One month later I tried again the same route and again on a cloudy day I ended up on Galtybeg. You could hear me curse in Donegal!! The day followed much the same as the first trip but with slightly better glimpses in the cloud gaps. Must go on a cold sunny winter's day. Thanks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1189/
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pormerod on Galtymore, 2005
by pormerod  12 Apr 2005
I went up Galtymore from the North on Saturday 9 April 2005 . Pretty strong wind on the summit itself plus freezing conditions. At the summit, I met two lads who were doing all the Irish County Tops in a continuous round. If anyone knows whether they succeeded in this really impressive undertaking, I'd like to know. And if they were doing it for charity, I'll send them a donation. Oh, and, yes, a nice outing. I would have done more on the tops but my wife was waiting in the glen. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1648/
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Picture: Really at the trig
 
malbekh on Galtymore, 2005
by malbekh  13 Sep 2005
OK, so the last picture was on the way up (that's Mark on the way to the coll). This one is at the trig. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1942/
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Picture: The cross on the top!
LiamD2005 on Galtymore, 2005
by LiamD2005  22 Sep 2005
Well seeing as I was driving from cork to Kildare and needed to burn off the few thousand calories I ate the night before, I decided to give Galtymore a go from the Mitchelstown side.
I started from the car park that is 3km off the N8 and with 2 bottles of water, a flask of hot tea , a chicken wrap and a bag of Meanies. All of which are obvious survival items. Especially the meanies.
I followed the dirt road for about 20 minutes (close the gate), until it branched left and right.
I went left which meant going down into the valley and back up towards galtybeg through some very steep boggy ground which prevented it being the easy dawdle I thought it would be.
All in all the weather was very clear and the views fantastic. I meant a friendly chap near the top who let me know that beyond the summit was another lake worth seeing.
The ground was very muddy on a lot of it and three cheers for the lunatics that left bike tracks near the edge of the cliff.
I took the easiest route down to the car park which involved heading towards galtybeg and then going right towards the dirt road. It could be a great climb for a beginner in good weather. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1957/
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Picture: Celtic Cross:Galtymore
 
Inazone on Galtymore, 2008
by Inazone  5 Jun 2008
I took this photo of Galtymore in Jan 07, the same day a group of second level students were having their annual biology tour. Thirty lunitics walking in T-Shirts and runners. You can't beat the youth! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/3153/
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Picture: Galtymore from Cairn
Redtop on Galtymore, 2008
by Redtop  7 Oct 2008
My wife & I took 5 kids aged 7 to 16 up Galtymore, after successfully tackling Galtybeg 2 weeks prior. I was the sweeper at the back, keeping an eye on my 7 year old boy who soldiered on albeit at a slow pace but managed to reach the summit on his own steam. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/3362/
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