Galtymore 917.9m mountain, Galty Mountains Limerick & Tipperary Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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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Picture: Galtymore from Slievecushnabinnia
 
Sun and snow on the classic northern horseshoe
by IainT  5 Feb 2019
If you want to see Galtymore at its best then the classic northern horseshoe is far superior to the approach from the south (but you forego the advantage of the high start, so it's much steeper and more energetic). Plenty of parking half a mile up the boreen east of Clydagh Bridge, then follow the easy forest tracks, well waymarked as the route to Lough Curra. Eventually this leaves the forest and goes up fairly steeply to a minor peaklet with a big square block. From here the waymarked route goes off left, but a smaller but clear path goes straight on up past a prominent big cairn to the broad plateau of Slievecushnabinnia. Note that the summit is at the west end, not where shown on the OSi map (grid ref correct on MV). A wall takes you eastwards up to a shoulder of Galtymore, with great views down to Lough Curra, then a steeper pull up to the summit (which isn't the first cairn, although in mist it feels like it should be). There is a white cross just before the proper summit, which has a broken trig point as well as a big cairn. A brief detour to the northern edge gave me a great Brocken Spectre, a nice way to celebrate a second round of UK & Irish 3000 footers. The descent eastwards is steep but easy, then a short pull takes you onto Galtybeg, with a short bit of nice sharp ridge. The views back to the NE face of Galtymore are excellent (with quite an impressive icefall on it when I was there, wonder if it's been climbed?). The first part of the descent towards Cush is quite steep, with something of an "am I about to walk over a cliff?" feel at first, but it soon eases. Cush is a fair pull too, but well worth it for the lovely perch on the summit. I had four ravens wheeling around for entertainment too, probably complaining that I'd nicked their seat! A good path takes you down the NW shoulder to meet the boreen just above the car park. It's about 14km with 1150m of ascent, so "quite a pech", but worth it! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/14/comment/20399/
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