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Galty Mountains Area   Cen: Central Galtys Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 66, 74 
Highest place:
Galtymore, 917.9m
Maximum height for area: 917.9 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 897.9 metres,

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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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John Finn on Galtymore, 2004
by John Finn  22 Aug 2004
From the summit of Galtymore looking west . Linkback:
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Colin Murphy on Galtymore, 2008
by Colin Murphy  22 Apr 2008
Pic taken from the col between Galtymore and Galtybeg, where it felt like a balmy 10 degrees or so. At the summit however the wind chill made it feel like -10 degrees and there were still patches of snow even though it's almost May. On the way down I met two youths ascending with no rucksacks, garbed in only in jeans, trainers and hoodies. Some people just wont be told. Linkback:
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Picture: Dawsons view
cemalina on Galtymore, 2006
by cemalina  1 Jul 2006
An old favourite by the lazy mans Black road route. If you are lucky enough to spot the Black sheep & the wonderful views of one Irelands most beautiful mountains Linkback:
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Fog on the Galties
by Asho-and-Dave  29 Jul 2011
Climbed Galty More and Galty Beag this morning for the first time with my Dad. We began at 8am. It was very foggy, we could not see more than a few metres ahead. When we left the path we thought we were heading in the direction of Galty More but ended up on top of Galty Beag. It was a steep climb up. When we realised we were on Galty Beag we followed a path to Galty More. We could not see Galty More until we reached the bottom of the mountain. We took the east way up to the summit. On are right it looked like a sheer drop in the fog. Made it to the top. Not much of a view in the fog. But when we were going to leave the sun came out above us and cleared a patch of fog in the shape of a square. It looked like a window. In it we could see an amazing view. It was quite spectacular but then the fog covered it again. On the way down we climbed Galty Beag again. Had a great time.

If it is a foggy day remember
1. a compass
2. a rain jacket
3. torch
4. a warm drink
5.a phone
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irishwalker on Galtymore, 2003
by irishwalker  1 Oct 2003
Fine mountain range, one of our regular walks. Have any walkers got information on the plaque on Galtymore, located 80 metres north west of the cross? On the face looking into Tipp in a hollow? It is in memory of two people, one from Golden in Co. Tipp who died in a drowning accident in Tangiers. i'd be gratefull for any info, as we often stop for lunch there, and wonder about the plaque and the story behind it. Linkback:
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malbekh on Galtymore, 2005
by malbekh  13 Sep 2005
Hello everyone. We're the Rubbish Bikers. Just to say a quick word of thanks to Jackill for his helpful comments on Galtymore and the region around it. We set off last Saturday (10th Sept) in very misty and cloudy conditions.Got to the carpark at the end o fthe Black Road and rode about 50% off the trail to the cairn. Headed NW but couldn't see a damn thing.

When we got onto the coll we were probably too short as we had to descend first before we could climb up Galtymore. Ended up climbing it from the southern side but not too difficult. Bit like a big green boggy hill isn't it? Got to the summit and hung around for a few minutes before retracing our steps. We'd still be up there if it wasn't for the Geko GPS. What a lifesaver!!

Can't really say how scenic it was, I guess the drop down to the corrie/lough on the far side was pretty steep. Managed to ride down all of the turf track from the cairn on the way back and stunned a few hikers who had just started out.

Ony advice to give is that you might consider staying in the lodges in Kilcoran Hotel. Worked out at €275 + €20 for electricity for two nights. They sleep 6 (but you could squeeze 8) in 3 ensuite bedrooms full facilities a cracking deal. Bring your own food and booze and it works out really cheap.

Not sure what to climb next, if anyone knows accessible 900m+ mountaind that you can portage a bike up let us know. Our GPS readinsa are a bit different from yours but I don't really know what I'm talking about so maybe it's me?

Black Road Car Park 337m N52o 20.111 W 008o 09.452
Cairn and turn off 636m N52o 21.804 W 008o 09.438
Galtymore 920m N52o 21.961 W 008o 10.741

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