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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milo on Galtymore, 2003
by milo  22 Jun 2003
Geology hereabouts is curious. Such a massive top is comprised of puddingstone (conglomerate) Pic shows an exposed reef of this looking S. to the Knockmealdowns Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/554/
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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/980/
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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1131/
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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1238/
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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1513/
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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 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/3839/
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