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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Galtymore in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Rock before Cush.
 
Perching stone, perplexing stuff.
by simon3  23 Jul 2012
Cush serves as a backdrop for this perching stone near the summit. The rocks in this and nearby are visibly quite a mixture. Small, rounded whitish stones (quartzite pebbbles?) embedded in gray layers in some places. Where there was weathering the whitish stones can litter the ground. In other places more uniform gray rocks.

Perhaps those with geological training can explain the mixture and the odd shapes it leaves when weathered. The Geological Survey of Ireland map viewer lists the following for the summit area. Visean limestone & calcareous shale. Up. Devonian - Lr Carb ORS, sandstone, conglomerate, siltstone. (Viséan is a period within the Carboniferous, reckoned to be 328 to 345 million years old, ORS is Old Red Sandstone) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/14730/
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Picture: Sun on the summit
The Gorgeous Galtees
by hendycoco  11 Jul 2016
We parked at the Clydagh bridge carpark and walked along the Glencush boreen and through a farmyard, approaching the Galtees from the North, with a view to climb Galtybeg first and then tackle Galtymore. There had a lot of rain in the last few days and the crossing from the farmyard to the Cush side of Galtybeg was very taxing due to the boggy ground. We climbed Galtybeg, with great views of Lough Borheen to our left. After a quick break for food at the top of Galtybeg we crossed the ridge over Lough Diheen and proceeded to summit Galtymore. Visibility was very good but it was very windy. After a few photos and a bite to eat we descended Galtymore on the very steep northern slope keeping Lough Diheen to our left. While the hike was strenuous it would be easier after a period of good weather when the ground would be firmer. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/18595/
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Picture: Galtymore and Galtybeg from Knockeenatoung
 
Glorious Galtees
by Kennyj  28 Aug 2016
Galtymore,Galtybeg,and Knockeenatoung from the Black road R893203 A,10.6 km,height gain 728 m,time 3.5 hrs. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/18626/
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Picture: A great sunrise from behind the Knockmealdowns from Galtymore
Our local CHP
by paddyobpc  25 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 28 Jul 2016. I had climbed Galtymore many times mostly using the Black Road route and even at age 6 Dillon(dillonkdy) climbed to the top with me. However for our County High point Challenge we needed a proper picture at both the Tipperary CHP and Limerick CHP. So on 28 July we set off from Clydagh Bridge on the Anglesboro side at around 2 Pm to walk a loop taking in both Galtymore and Galtybeg and back to the car. We had intended to include Cush but the weather put a stop to that. The views were clear and good at the start but mist moved in before we reached the top. We got the proper picture of Limerick's CHP (A cairn) and Tipperary's CHP (the trig) before heading over to Galtybeg and descending back to the car. Dillon(dillonkdy) had now visited 29 county high points!
With great spirit and determination Dillon(dillonkdy) walked with me to the top of Galtymore three more times in December, each time by the black road and each time reaching the summit before 9am. The extra climbs were worth 19 points each time for gribboneer-of-the-year http://www.highpointireland.com/gribboneer-of-the-year.html. The weather was outstanding for the walks especially the fact that it was December and so early in the morning. One of the mornings was frosty with a full moon giving way to a beautiful red sunrise just as we reached the top.
See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/18826/
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Picture: Buddha on Galtymore Trig Pillar
 
Buddha
by Bunsen7  10 Jul 2017
We were surprised to see this Buddha sitting atop the trig pillar of Galtymore whilst completing the Cush horsehoe on 9 July 2017.

Someone had taken the trouble to trowel some mortar across the trig to hold it.

Difficult to not be hypocritical when a much vaunted cross sits close by, but the craftsmanship demonstrated was pretty poor - it looks very much like the common garden centre variety and is not sitting particularly level. The trowel was left behind as well to serve as further litter on the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/19595/
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John Finn on Galtymore, 2004
by John Finn  22 Aug 2004
From the summit of Galtymore looking west . Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/1133/
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