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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simon3 on Galtymore, 2005
by simon3  28 Jun 2005
This photo shows the cliffs above Lough Curra, with Galtymore on the skyline. Claude Wall [Mountaineering in Ireland] described the cliffs as “vegetated and unpromising”, however it was that very vegetation which interested the botanist R Lloyd Praeger. He said “A number of alpine species cling to the cliffs, but they are of the more widespread kinds. The best plant of the hills is Saxifraga spathularis …” Just in case you see one of these plants I gather it has thick green leaves and sports impressive 5-petalled pink flowers on longish red stalks.

On another note the picture also illustrates a safety issue with a lot of the Galtees. Left in this picture is towards the north. Don’t assume that you can leave the main ridge towards the north just anywhere. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/534/
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Picture: Summit Cross with Glen of Aherlow behind
murphysw on Galtymore, 2005
by murphysw  23 Dec 2005
I approached Galtymore after having climbed Cush and Galtybeg. Lonely Planet’s Walking in Ireland suggests that if you want a great view keep to the north side of the col between Galtybeg and Galtymore, and if you want pleasant ground keep to the south side of the col. In reality you don’t have much of a choice. The North side is VERY boggy and soft, with plenty of peak hags, so you will have plenty of backtracking and wrong turns. I ended up cutting my losses and redirecting myself on to the more bearable south side from where I approached the summit. The summit is expansive and is marked by half a trig pillar and a cairn. Note that the celtic cross is not the summit. Although it was a brilliant day, I found the summit bitingly cold, remarkably so, considering I didn’t find it nearly as cold on the top of Galtybeg which isn’t all that much shorter. Anyway after this I made my way over to the lower western peak, which is also marked with a cairn. From here I made my way down to the stone wall, a remarkably well built structure up here at 800m, someone definitely earned their bread! The wall will guide you around to Slievecushnabinnia, the next step of the horseshoe. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/2099/
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kenefickwg on Galtymore, 2003
by kenefickwg  21 Oct 2003
Parked the car at RS893 203 A on Sat 18/10/03. It was warm and sunny with a slight breeze at the car park. I walked what I think is called the Black Road high over Attychraan River valley taking in the spectacular views. I stopped for awhile to watch a shepherd with his dog gathering sheep on Knockeenatoung and had my first clear view of Galtymore and Galtybeg. Where this path takes a N E turn I headed through a short boggy patch and across a plateau N W towards Galtymore. On reaching the edge of the plateau and in order not to give away too much hard earned height I turned for Galtybeg. Some height has to be lost before heading for the col between the two peaks. I was walking a bit back from the edge and the ground was soft and while taking a step my other foot sank which forced me to miss and in putting down my hand to save a fall I sprained my fingers which are still very sore. Where the climb gets very steep the breeze had turned into a howling wind which made this part of the ascent difficult and no chance to enjoy the view opening out over the Golden Vale. The ground levels off near the summit so the last bit is easy. Wind is gone again so the lunch break is fantastic. Magnificent views in all directions and Lough Curra in the shade below the second cairn. This is one I want to do again and take in Galtybeg. Care is needed to get back to the col but once the path is found again the walk back is beautiful. Wonderful views and clean air and apart from the soft sounds of the wild the scarce commodity in the modern world---silence. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/720/
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Picture: Ice on Lough Borheen in the Galtee Mtns
 
Jimmy Barry on Galtymore, 2010
by Jimmy Barry  15 Mar 2010
Hi Tommy, I think you were looking into Lough Borheen as you were going up Galtybeg. As for your walk in the Glencush boreen to the farm O'Brian's, this was the "tourist" way in to do Galtymore for a long time. In the last number of years a lot of walkers like myself prefer to head up the Cush track and if you dont want to go over Cush just go along the side and it will bring you out to the coll between Cush and Galtybeg. The other way in is to follow the markers for the Galtymore stile through the wood. We have all become aware of not upsetting the locals in recent years, it has never been a problem in the Glen, but if we "walkers" can keep the traffic away from their homes etc we should oblige. I was on the Galtees and Galtymore twice this week and amazed at the number of people out and about. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/4502/
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Picture: The Knockmealdowns from Galtymore
aburden on Galtymore, 2005
by aburden  11 Dec 2005
What a day for December ! Well it is no accident - I use the following website for mountain weather in ireland. It has lots of detail including cloud base (m) and probability of precipitation (%) and more importantly it is very accurate. Try it out.....
[http://ukie.accuweather.com/adcbin/ukie/ukie_mountain_index.asp?e=nosite]

Blue skies and lots of sun - I followed 'bogtrotter_ie' directions [see 1st Apr 2003] - thanks. The trip took 4.5 hours including about 20 mins of stops (distance = circa 14km).

Highlights were the views, the Southern side was in low cloud with neighbouring ranges peaking through the cloud base like something from Nepal - I could see the Knockmeadowns, Commeraghs and Slievenamon. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/2079/
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jackill on Galtymore, 2004
by jackill  27 Dec 2004
Galtymore from the black road under Knockeenatoung on the way back down after a morning spent mostly in freezing cloud and fresh snow on St Stephens day 2004.
The summit is covered in cloud on the right of photo.
In the centre you can see the Attychraan rivers source on the lower slopes. On the left is the sweep down from Dawsons table to Knockduff and Knocknagalty. The sun had just started to melt some of the snow revealing the heather underneath. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1374/
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