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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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brenno on Galtymore, 2009
by brenno  29 Sep 2009
Walked Galtymore for the first time from the Cork side last Sunday - previous climbs have been from the Tipp side. Started at the youth hoste, met the black road after about an hour and then hit the saddle between Galtybeg and Galtymore. Absence of rain in past few weeks very clear - the saddle was bone dry and is usually a swamp. The final pull up Galtymore was the usual slog but we hit the top in clear blue sky although the fact we ended up above the cloud later meant that the views into the Glen and south into Cork were pretty limited. Went back the same way - and God the descent off Galtymore down to the saddle is tough on the knees and put paid to plans to add Galtybeg to the walk. Still, a stunning mountain and worth the torment of getting to the top and back down! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/4160/
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Hazy, breezy but still impressive.
by tommyhogan  26 Mar 2012
Climbed Galtymore on Sat 24/03/12 as it was a crackingly good day, if a bit hazy. Began from the Clydagh river car park on the Aherlow side & headed straight up the tarred road for maybe 2km before going through some farm gates & on to the mountain slopes. Decided against Cush as time was a bit against us (it was 12 noon) & headed straight up to the saddle between Cush & Galtybeg. At the top there we looped around to the east following the small path overlooking Lough Muskery & then turned west directly into the hard slog up Galtybeg. The beeze below seemd to turn into a howling gale by now but luckily it was to our back & gave some assistance. Pretty dry conditions underfoot after the recent dry weather but still 1 or 2 big-jumps had to be made. Continued on from there to the slopes of Galtymore but again, the wind was slightly with us which helped but certainly wary of going too close to the edge. At the top we were a bit above the haze so got good views of the Comeragh/Knockmealdown mountains but unfortunately no views of Cork/Kerry mountains or even to Limerick. Followed the wall then to the angle where it continues west but from there we aimed for the distant cairn & downwards. Descent was relatively easy as the heather & ground was dry & back to the forest track below in maybe 1.5hrs from the summit of Galtymore, including stopping. All in all made it back to the car in just under 5hrs. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/6734/
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Picture: The paps and Temple Hill From Galtymore
 
Jimmy barry on Galtymore, 2009
by Jimmy barry  16 Jan 2009
Taken on the 27/12/2008 Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/3528/
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bogtrotter_ie on Galtymore, 2003
by bogtrotter_ie  1 Apr 2003
Cois - Nearly home Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/414/
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Fanningelaine on Galtymore, 2007
by Fanningelaine  3 Sep 2007
Climbed Sliebhcushnabinna on Sept 01 ,cloud descended ,no visisbility.
When we hit the stone cairns,thought that was the summit but it didn't seem to be.

Didn't find the wall either. Wasn't sure when to start heading left for Galtymore.
Had to abandon the effort and made it down to Lough curra for lunch Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/2814/
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sinbadw on Galtymore, 2005
by sinbadw  27 Jan 2005
The route we took to get here. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1444/
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