Galtymore 917.9m mountain, Galty Mountains Limerick & Tipperary Ireland at
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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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petelunn on Galtymore, 2004
by petelunn  1 Jun 2004
It's easy to see why this mountain is overlooked, because it's much bigger than it appears, especially when approached from the north. The Glencush horseshoe (Cush-GaltyBeg-GaltyMore-Slievecushnabinnia) has three pretty steep ascents and takes about 5 hours, though the best view is probably from Cush, so perhaps it would be better to do the horseshoe anti-clockwise. The cliffs are not mentioned in a number of guide books and are surprisingly severe. In poor visibility the wall would be invaluable for navigation. The flattish top of Galtymore is more than compensated for by beautiful high lakes below the ridges. The only negative was the number of dead and dying sheep on the mountain. We encountered at least fifteen, maybe twenty, and are contemplating whether to report this to someone. Trackback:
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John Finn on Galtymore, 2004
by John Finn  22 Aug 2004
From the summit of Galtymore looking south east towards the Knockmealdowns. Trackback:
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jackill on Galtymore, 2004
by jackill  11 Oct 2004
Looking down over Dawsons Table from the summit of Galtymore.
In the distance to the right you can see Lyracappul and on the left Temple Hill with
Knockaterriff and Knockterrif beg below.
We started at Clydagh bridge at 1.30 (a bit late) and followed the forest track to the Galtymore stile. 800 mtrs climb straight up the north face(Product placement on Mountainviews!!) to the rocky outcrops at the summit then down by Slievecushnabinnia. Trackback:
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tom milligan on Galtymore, 2005
by tom milligan  5 Mar 2005
After descending westward from Galtymore on Wednesday 2nd March, 2005, this was the view of Lough Curra on a day that was bitterly cold but savagely beautiful. Trackback:
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Picture: Galtybeg view
Galtymore looking to Galtybeg
by Prius  20 May 2010
Walked the Black road last Tuesday. Fantastic weather. The path around Galtybeg in to the gap is eroded so badly I could not believe it. Walked over Dawsons table down to the Famine wall & on down to the forest. This part of the walk was in good condition. In future will do Galtybeg as well Trackback:
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bogtrotter_ie on Galtymore, 2003
by bogtrotter_ie  1 Apr 2003
St. Patrick's weekend 2003; and what a weekend it was. Beautiful sunny weather, blue sky and the mountains looking fantastic. What a weekend to choose to have an outing with a lovely group of friends - about 18 in all, for saturday and sunday. On Saturday, we started from the parking area just up from Clydagh bridge in the glen of Aherlow - S874 278 A. On our way through the woods at the start we came across a group of about 5 deer, who scampered away into the trees. then we were out onto the open expanse of the clydagh river valley. Following the good forrest roads until we got to the style for Lough Curra. Cross the style and head SW until we picked up the "Ice road". This is a pathway, that allegedly was the route for bringing ice down from lough Curra to a Hotel in the glen. This is a nice steady climb until you just come over a lip and there is Lough Curra in front of you in all it's glory. It's a beautiful spot with the almost full bowl-shaped coum rising all around you at the lakeshore. We the turned west and scrambled up the very steep climb to Slievecushnabinnia. Need to be very careful here in case you disturb a rock and send it tumbling down on someone below you. In such situations, it's always wise to spread out sideways and not in a line. Everyone took a well deserved rest on gaining the top - See Pic "1st climb over". Everyone recovered and onwards and around the top, picking up the lovely stone wall and all the way up to Galtymore. Time to enjoy lunch, sheltered from the almost ever-present wind on Galtymore. And indeed, time for more pics - "Galtymore". After lunch, fighting a fierce wind, we carefully made our way on down off Galtymore towards Galtybeg. Again a word of caution, be very careful coming down this side of Galtymore, particularly in strong wind. It's very steep and uneven. Very easy to slip or twist an ankle. Next stop was Galtybeg. Time to enjoy the beautiful views again, off towards the Comeraghs, the knockmealdowns, Slievenamon. What would you be doing at a parade when you could be up here. Down off Galtybeg and here I had a little surprise to give. Instead of going on up the natural route towards Greenane, we took a sharp left in the col and dropped down to a sheep track that circles right around and down the side of the coum over Borheen lake. This is a truly gorgeous walk, circling the lake from above with the cliffs rising up above your head. You come out onto the col leading to the last hill - Cois. NIce climb up to here and a last stop to refresh, Pic "Cois". From here it is a simple matter of continuing down to Knockmoyle and picking up the track and eventually the road back to the start. All back to the pub, where Joe entertained us all royally with his guitar playing. The craic was brilliant.
The following day, we started from the road to the waterworks S917 283 B. Follow the road/track all the way up through a beautiful valley to Lake Muskry. It was a glorious day again. When we got to the lake, we went around the right hand side of the lake and in around the back, rising up slightly to reveal the lovely concealed lake all in it's own private valley. Maeve was very impressed that we had arranged to have the lake made into a heart shape. This was a must-stop place for lunch and a sunbathe. After lunch, we continued around the circuit and back to the track and all the way back to the cars again.
A truly lovely weekend and my thanks to all the many friends who made it so memorable and enjoyable. Looking forward to a repeat in early May, when we hope to do Lug. Trackback:
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