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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 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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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/412/
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pkenneally on Galtymore, 2008
by pkenneally  4 Jun 2008
I did the Cush-Galtybeg-Galtymore-Slievecushnabinnia loop last saturday. When I started the walk all the summits were under mist.The mist lifted after about an hour and it turned out to be a sunny hot day. It was a diferent day to three weeks ago when I did the loop in reverse. On that day I went into the mist half way up Slievecushnabinnia and came back down under the mist half way down Cush ( Compass and GPS used a lot). After compleating Cush had a 45 min lunch near the top of Galtybeg overlooking Tear Drop Lake, it was so peacefull not another person in sight. All that changed on my way up Galtymore, there was approx 100 people heading for Galtymore from the south path. On my way down the west side of Galtymore I came across 2 more groups of walkers, they could of being 200 walkers on top of Galtymore. On my way over to Slievecushnabinnia I came across two guys who had lost a dog ( why anyone would bring a dog up a mountain during lambing season I dont know). Half way down I came across the dog and having spent 10 mins chaseing the dog i gave it up as a bad job and carried on down to compleat my walk. A day like this is the reason i took up hillwalking. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/3142/
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tommyhogan on Galtymore, 2010
by tommyhogan  8 Mar 2010
Climbed Galtybeg & Galtymore on Sat 06/03/10 in near perfect conditions. As the 2 mountains were still snow-capped we thought that would make for great pics! Parked in the Clydagh river car park & no great signage there apart from 1 info board for a woodland walk & some pointer signs so of course best to have your own maps & info. Started off down the farm road, maked on some maps as the Boreen road & continued on for approx 1.5km to the end of that road. About half way down you pass a marker to the left & some stone steps where you can turn off to tackle Cush as well but as time was short we continued on to the end of the farm road where you eventually get to a farmyard. It's not really marked as an "official" route on any of the maps but there is a walker sign on the farm gate so just go through there onto the open heather & nothing for it but to begin a pretty steep slog up to the col between Cush & Galtybeg. Quick snack stop there & on up the side of Galtybeg which is very tough. Pretty much a 60deg slope & then hitting into the ice & leftover snow. No real rocky patches so not too much slipping but tough to keep going & zig-zagging essential at this point but great views of Lough Muskry below to the left & the Greenane ridge. The knowledge that this was the hardest part kept us going as we knew that once we got up Galtybeg, the worst was over. After approx 2.5hrs from the car, we made it to the small summit & had a well-deserved sandwich break behind some boulders. Great views across the plains though, towards the Wicklow mountains, the Knockmealdowns, Comeraghs, beyond Cork & the open sea. Also could make out in the distance the Kerry moutains & back over towards the Shannon & Clare/Limerick. Didn't expect such a good view due to the lack of sun but brilliant to get it. On then through the slightly boggy but mainly frozen col between the 2 Galtys with views of the small lake below, very well frozen & the easy-ish climb through the snow & ice to Galtymore. Amazing ice & wind formations, heaped snow & again the views. Pretty broad summit on Galtymore & not really too obvious which is the true summit so i stood on all of them to make sure. More sandwiches then & approx 4hrs from the start, we began the descent to Slievecushnabinna above Lough Curra, also frozen. Easy descent to the wall & then at the point where the wall angles off to the left we just continued straight on. After approx 15mins from there you can spot 2 to 3 cairns so we aimed for those & descended steeply. No obvious path so it was just pick the best route down zig-zagging along until you come to a trail leading back to Lough Curra. From here either follow that trail or head across the open fields to the fence at the edge of the forest, which we did, & follow that fence to a stile. Over that, into the forest walk & approx 30mins later we were back in the car. All in all a 6 hour hike well worth the sore legs. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/4485/
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Picture: The Cross on Galtymore
Galtymore: the traditional way
by Luimni  2 Jun 2010
Just a reply, if I can to Colin Murphy below. I find no problem with trainers and hoodies hillwalking. Hoodies are great as you can pop them up and down instead of carrying a hat. Trainers I find are great for scrambling as they give a spring in my step. I found it very handy tip toeing and jumping to avoid boggy patches and up those boggy ledges. I am reasonably inexperienced with hill walking but I found no problem going up places like Galtymore, Croagh Patrick, Keeper hill etc in jeans, trainers & a hoodie. Hoping to go up Carrauntoohil the same way in a few weeks. Anyway, Galtymore is a nice climb at the top where it can get steep but overall a nice walk. We parked in the little car park after taking the signposted turn off the Mitchelstown/Cahir road. A nice brisk walk following the stone path to where the path ends. We then stayed to the left of Galtybeg and walked across the lower slopes of Galtybeg itself, which avoided the bog below. We then came across the 2 bog 'Ledges' and carefully down one and up the other ledge to reach the Col. Had a nice rest before we went up to the summit of Galtymore. Tough enough from the Col to the summit but enjoyable. Lovely clear day and little wind which was nice. Coming down we took a bee line down the hill straight towards the stone path which took us into the valley which was much drier than the boggy area to our surprise but just watch your footing as there are many hidden holes. Back up to the path and home free. Very enjoyable climb. (sorry about the lack of technical terms and directions) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/3062/
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Andy on Galtymore, 2002
by Andy  26 Sep 2002
Climbed Galtymore on a very clear, and quite warm August Saturday. Views were excellent. However I'll be forever thinking about what possessed anyone to build a wall (and a very long one - 2KM) at 850 metres. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/148/
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vcavanagh on Galtymore, 2002
by vcavanagh  9 Nov 2002
Galtymore was a super walk + steep climb at the summit. I was so impressed that I wrote a poem about it. This was 4 years ago, a beautiful day and many other climbers. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/205/
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