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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 Munster Province, 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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Bleck Cra on Galtymore, 2008
by Bleck Cra  2 Jan 2008
Five dangerous women and a depressed man met us as we skated off the top of Galtymore. “Where’s the wall?” snarled one into my bedraggled face.
Wall….? By now we had lost the entire mountain. There are two ways to do Galtymore for the first time: one is in daylight, in winds under 100mph and in spring, summer or autumn ie the choice of the intelligent, mature adult; then there’s the choice of the idiot - in torrential rain, freezing winds, on the cusp of darkness and in late December. May I present yours truly. St Stephen’s Day ex Tipp started rain-free and encouraging. A straight line joining basecamp, the Glen of Aherlow Hotel and the foot of Galtymore, drove us into the wettest bog this dry northerner has seen. Soaked to the gusset, we emerged on to its flanks and enjoyed a warm pull up to above the lake, which was by now as invisible as the hand in front of your face. Still no clues here for Mr Stupid. Into a full-on gale we grasped the cairn. Herself had to be hauled against the wind to get her off the summit. Still no clues. When it dawned on the writer that conditions had turned very nasty indeed, he found himself on the wrong side of a precipitous ridge, heading into the wilderness. Gulp! Course of action? 1.Run around in all directions until dead . 2.Take map, take compass, take the absolute safest route out - regardless of duration. This was the wall, West to somewhere (other mountainviewers can advise) and a relieved drop down a steep, dry gully to habitation. A difficult day was concluded with a 2 hour return trip on tarmac, in bog-black darkness. Did I not mention the lost car? Big, bad, bold Galtymore. Linkback:
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jimgraham on Galtymore, 2008
by jimgraham  5 May 2008
Gained access to the ridge by a less used route last month. From car park at Clydagh Bridge 875279 A, followed sign for Galtymore but then for Lough Curra, which virtually lands you on the ridge north from Slievecushnabinnia. Ascent is pathless but straightforward, with no fences, signs or other obstacles. Enjoyable day back over Cush on a well used path. Linkback:
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grafoley on Galtymore, 2009
by grafoley  18 Mar 2009
St Patricks Weekend 2009;
Starting from the Mountain Lodge Youth hostel we traced Joss Lynam's route in 'Best Irish Walks' which follows the forest road for about 2km. From here you leave the road and head down towards the valley beneath Knockeenatoung where you cross the stream a couple of times. Bearing northwestwards, through the boggy terrain, you eventually pick up the Black Road and follow this to the end. From here you cross the base of Galtybeg and then up towards the summit of Galtymore. The views were fantastic, however it is very windy here and a lot of care is needed as the drop off to Lough Borheen is quite sharp. Taking this route from the youth hostel is about 14.5kms with an assent of 880m and an average walking time of 5.5hrs. I noticed a comment previously where someone said they walked this in runners and jeans ... I'd love to know if they were waterproof !! we had all our gear and this was the only thing that saved us from some very soggy socks !!! Linkback:
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Picture: Galtymore, with Galtybeg and Greenane in background
andrewhoward0 on Galtymore, 2009
by andrewhoward0  20 Mar 2009
Climbed Galtybeg and Galtymore during the snowy season we had at the beginning of February. It was the best day I've ever had out on the hills in Ireland. The snow was on the ground right from the start, and by the time we reached Galtymore, it was 1m deep in places. We got out the survival bags, used them as bodyboards, and had a great day sliding down Galtymore!!Fantastic! Linkback:
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Handy walking
by paulocon  3 Aug 2010
Started from King's Yard taking in Monabrack, Lyracappul, Carrignabinnia, Slievecushnabinnia and finally Galtymore. A nice circuit that is quite easy-going after the bulk of the height has been gained on the climb up to Monabrack. The cairn positioned a short walk away from the cross on Galtymore marks the summit proper and the highest point in counties Tipp and Limerick. Descended back to the yard. Nice to be able to leave your car in a safe place and the shower/toilet facilities are very useful as well. Linkback:
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Picture: Teardrops
Grace and this place.
by dhmiriam  16 Mar 2011
A scramble to Galtymore via Lough Curra wrings you out, so much so it takes the almost entire rounding onto the greater height to slake the thirst again. Looking back one sees why. It takes its own sweet steep time getting there. In one go, snail like, we went. There is not a soul to be seen, breeze-to-our-back-sun-on-our-faces-sort-of-bliss. The path ambles along the lip of this, almost kidney shaped dish. At one point of the route a little mounded ridge forms of the hags, the last straw for a defeated winter sun who could not make it over, tans one side in the mid-day bright, leaves the cold shoulder hard with frost. We go with the frosting. In no time we arrive to a broad tableau, secreted completely from view on the lower levels. Voices ventriliquate before their two young men, who bound up from a far side unaware of our presence. One of their two runs to the trig announcing the top of the world, which in this instance is quite accurate, it being the top of Galtees world. They shout hello above their own excitement, read their gps, strike a moments pose for camera, first at trig, next at the white iron cross, shots barely taken, they run diagonally past each other eager to see one or other vista first, and you understand completely. Given ‘this’ glorious sun, ‘this’ panorama beneath, ‘these’ skies, ‘this’ broad back from which to safely take it all in, given they got themselves here under their own steam, happy, happy day.
From Galtymore to Galtybeg was a matter of negotiation. Bog, hag and boghag hagbog. We attempted diplomacy, and skirted round most of that proffered. Properly disciplined, and treated to helpings of teardrop vistas, lakes, patchwork meadows, sheer drops, gentle slopes, moor, forest, great open skies, on that day, the whole lot, a relative stew of commingling. Out over the rim of Galtees bowl we spilled, down off Galtybeg, to a track that led us back again to Clydagh, and passage home. Oh, and grace, grace afterwards. Linkback:
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