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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 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
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lyracappul in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lyracappul from the summit of Monabrack
 
My favourite Galty
Short Summary created by jackill  25 Jan 2015
This mountain is best climbed by taking the second road to your left on the Dublin side of Kilbeheny where there is a signpost marked "Galtycastle".
Follow this minor road uphill ignoring the turn-off to the right (also signposted Galtycastle) and taking the right hand fork at the Y junction after it.
After travelling a further 1.2 kms on this tarred road it turns 90 degrees to the left and downhill to a farmyard.
Park on the roadside at this turn R86912 19635 A (room for 3-4 cars) and you will notice a rough track in front of you on leading past a new house and up towards the hillside.
Follow this track past the house and an abandoned mobile home and hop the fence to your left to pick up a rough forestry track also running uphill.
After following the forestry track for a short distance it turns sharply downhill.
Cross the wire fence to your right and onto open hillside to reach the summit cairn of Monabrack..
Head north to the Galty main ridge where a fine circuit can be had by taking in Lyracappul and the Knockaterriffs.
As you descend to the north on to the lowest point of the col before heading up to the Galty ridge there is a turf track that leads down to the west into the Blackrock river valley.
This was used as an access point to the many turf cuttings on Monabrack during the Second World War
Continue up to the Galty wall where a short walk west brings you to Lyracappul Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/29/comment/4789/
 
This photo taken on 23/10/04 from Temple Hill whe .. by mneary34   (Show all for Lyracappul)
 
Lyracappul .. by Declan Foley   (Show all for Lyracappul)
 
A simply splendid mountain top. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Lyracappul)
 
I was looking through some photos from last year .. by jackill   (Show all for Lyracappul)
 
Pat crossing a snow drift on the top of Lyracappu .. by jackill   (Show all for Lyracappul)
 
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