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Lyracappul Mountain Ladhar an Chapaill A name in Irish
(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: 825.3m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R84561 23177
Place visited by 351 members. Recently by: Maire-Ni, conormcg, eeimly, nevgeoran, Hjonna, chairmanmiah, the-wren, mwalimu2, deggy66, markwallace, jmcg, conorjob, learykid, glencree, abcd
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Longitude: -8.227349, Latitude: 52.360412 , Easting: 184562, Northing: 123177 Prominence: 100m,  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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sinbadw on Lyracappul, 2006
by sinbadw  12 Jun 2006
A tough climb! I climbed this hill as part in the Gus Tobin Galty ridge walk, unfortunately the visibility was very limited, which is very disappointing as the photos from the other comments on this hill are spectacular. Still it gives me a good excuse to go back on a better day! Linkback:
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Picture: Lyracappul seen from Carrignabinnia
willfogarty on Lyracappul, 2009
by willfogarty  4 Aug 2009
What a beautiful mountain. started on the Anglesboro side of Temple Hill, drove the forest tracks to R 829 214 A, climbed west to the ridge then north to top of Temple Hill, where i signed the visitors book hidden in the cairn. Took in Knockaterriff Beg on the way to Lyracappul, when i'd got that far couldn't resist walking along the wall to Slievecushnabinnia. The walk took about four hours and the views were spectacular, Will :-) Linkback:
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truly a challenge worth taking
by YoungJohn  20 Mar 2011
Follow Jackills directions and you can park in peace. I climbed Monabrack first, via the mobile home, then along the shoulder to Carrignabinnia before heading uphill to Lyracappul. Blessed with a dry but hazy day I took shelter from the cold mountain breeze at the Cairn.
The climb is well worth the hardship, wide views - panoramic descibes it best. I could hear tractors at work in the quarry below and could see a farmer speading slurry about 2,000ft below. Luckily the smell didn't travel as well as the sound!
Way in the distance Woodcock Hill which overlooks Limerick City.
A grey sliver I took to be Lough Derg while way to the south and west the High Peaks of Kerry. Eastern Munster was plain to be seen. Knockmealdowns, Comeraghs and the Blackwater valley. I longed to step on towards Temple Hill but time was against me....perhaps a return visit will capture the two of them! Linkback:
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incawest on Lyracappul, 2009
by incawest  2 Apr 2009
Walked it in heavy mist on Sun 29-3-09. Snow still on the north side of the wall. Very cold windy up there but great. Had the tea sheltering behind the wall. Then down my Knockaterriff, where we proceeded to get lost by walking in the mist into pigeon rock glen. Spotted the pigeon rosk river seemed to be flowing the wrong direction, and realised it was not the blackrock river, and rectified the error. Moral go slower and read map and compass even more the denser the fog gets. All in all a great day. There was 7 of us Linkback:
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oldsoldier on Lyracappul, 2009
by oldsoldier  7 Jul 2009
Note for Simon3,
sorry simon but that is a photo of Temple hill, with a very large cairn Linkback:
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