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Galty Mountains Area   W: West Galtys Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 66, 74, EW-G 
Highest place:
Galtymore, 917.9m
Maximum height for area: 917.9 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 820 metres,

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Lyracappul Mountain Ladhar an Chapaill A name in Irish, also Gowla an extra EastWest name in English (Ir. Ladhar an Chapaill [OSI], 'fork/confluence of the horse') Limerick County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Thick-bedded pale-red sandstone Bedrock

Height: 824.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R84561 23177
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Longitude: -8.227349, Latitude: 52.360412 , Easting: 184562, Northing: 123177 Prominence: 100.16m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 584514 623228,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lyrcpl, 10 char: Lyracappul
Bedrock type: Thick-bedded pale-red sandstone, (Galtymore Formation)

This peak may be named after the channels on its north-western slopes. The glen here is named Lyraveg Glen.   Lyracappul is the second highest mountain in the Galty Mountains area and the 30th highest in Ireland. Lyracappul is the second highest point in county Limerick.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lyracappul (<i>Ladhar an Chapaill</i>) in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lyracappul from Carrignabinnia
 
Scenic lofty peak at western end of Galtee range
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, jackill  17 Aug 2023
Lyracappul is a grassy steep-sided mt at the W end of the well-defined Galtees’ ridge. The regular routes present no danger although it’s a steep pull-up from the W. Navigational help is provided by the substantial Galtee Wall. Extensive views from the summit incl the Knockmealdowns, Comeraghs and much of the lower plains to the N and W.

SE. Park at King’s Yard R87525 19961 starA and follow a track to the north. At R87411 21078 starB either follow the stream N to the Galtee Wall at R86399 23980 starC or head first for the summit of Galtymore before following the wall west to L.

SE. Park at R86902 19633 starD and follow the track NNW, hopping a fence after a few hundred m and following the forest boundary before heading directly for the summit of Monabrack. Next stop is Carrignabinnia before heading SW for Lyracappul. [allow 2hrs] Descend via the Knockaterriffs or backtrack to R86399 23980 starC before dropping into the S facing valley, following the stream all the way back to King’s Yard from where a series of tracks will take you back to the start point.

W. Find somewhere to park near R80498 21696 starE and follow track/3508 first to Paradise Hill and eventually out of the forest all the time following the western ridge until you veer NE for the summit of Temple Hill close to the 700m contour line. From here it’s an easy walk to K’terriff Beg and on to L. [2.5 hrs]

Notable tracks incl. track/4249, track/3651 and track/4533 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/29/comment/4789/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lyracappul (<i>Ladhar an Chapaill</i>) in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
mneary34 on Lyracappul, 2004
by mneary34  26 Oct 2004
This photo taken on 23/10/04 from Temple Hill when it seemed to have been raining everywhere else in the country shows the impressive southern approach to Lyracappul from Knockateriff Beg which is to the right foreground and not in picture. Descending to the col from Temple Hill be careful not to lose more height than you need to. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/29/comment/1277/
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Lyracappul from the south
by Declan Foley  6 Dec 2022
Climbed it on Saturday, May 8, 2004, a beautiful sunny day with little or no wind. Started from the end of the boreen (turn left off the main Cork - Dublin road just after Kilbeheny - look out for the Coillte sign) and took the sloping track up the left hand side of the valley, emerging on the col between Knockaterriff and Lyracappul befort turning sharp right to summit of Lyracappul. Just over 2 hours from the car to the top (out of practice!). No other walkers in sight - just myself and the hares for company. Descended to Bengower and back to the valley floor via the 'Zig Zag'. A lovely walk, easy access from Cork. A good walk for those of us 'mere mortals' who are emerging from the winter hibernation and need a few easy but interesting walks to get back into practice. Anyone have any background on the history of the area, all those amazing stone walls? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/29/comment/965/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lyracappul (<i>Ladhar an Chapaill</i>) in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The way that we went
 
From the west
by jackill  6 Dec 2022
Pat crossing a snow drift on the top of Lyracappul in March 2004- started at woods carpark R819 185 starF on to Temple Hill (where we met the Bishopstown Hillwalking Club- hello to all) then Lyracappul (note wall to left of photo which appears on the map but is nearly obscured by placenames - you can follow it all the way to the County boundry wall R85431 23607 starG) Carraignabinnia, Slievecushnabinnia,then bearing 20 degrees to R868 258 starH, bearing 90 degrees across stile to Lough Curra signpost to finish at Clydagh carpark. 15 km - 5.25 hours Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/29/comment/1068/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lyracappul (<i>Ladhar an Chapaill</i>) in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Panorama from Lyracappul
jackill on Lyracappul, 2005
by jackill  27 Oct 2005
I was looking through some photos from last year (December I think) and, with the newly discovered miracle that is photoshop, managed to come up with this panorama from the summit of Lyracappul. From the left is Galtymore, Lyracappul South East top, Knockaterriff , Knockaterriff Beg, and Temple Hill on the extreme left. One of the less trodden routes you can take here involves climbing up Lyracappul South East top, over to Lyracappul and down via Knockaterriff. On this route you may seek out the "crop-circle"sheep pen on the side of Lyracappul South East top, the masterpiece of stonework that is the wall beside the track that runs along the Blackrock river, the ruined booley houses on the side of Knockaterriff and the sheer face of exposed rock in Pigeonrock Glen. Lyracappul has always given me a sense of splendid isolation when standing on top of it. Steep drops on three sides,good shelter crouching behind the county wall for the oxtail soup and the ham sandwich, with the countryside stretching out below. Paradise indeed. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/29/comment/2020/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lyracappul (<i>Ladhar an Chapaill</i>) in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lyracappul summit cairn with Galtymore in background.
 
A simply splendid mountain top.
by Harry Goodman  22 Jul 2011
After a day and a half of mist enveloped mountains it was a pleasure on 10 10 10 to climb Lyracappul as our first "clear" top on a round that also included Temple Hill, Knockaterrif Beg, Carrignabinnia and Monabrack (See my comments on Knockaterrif Beg for previous part of the route). From the coll below the S spur of the mountain R8430022400 starI we climbed steadily up N to the rocky SW end of the ridge leading to the summit. From the top R8456223179 starJ, with its high stone cairn, we had a view back SW across to Temple Hill, a top visited but not seen, earlier in the day. We also got our first glimpse of Galtymore (also topped, but not seen, on the previous day) as it poked up out of a heavy white cloud base into a clear blue sky. Sitting having our break on this fine ridge above the Glen of Agherlow to the NW and the Golden Vale to the SE was simply beautiful. Reluctantly we shouldered the ruckstacks and pressed on along the ridge and then down NE towards our next top, Carrignabinnia. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/29/comment/6419/
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