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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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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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