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Galtybeg Mountain Cnoc Beag na nGaibhlte A name in Irish
Tipperary County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 799.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R88978 24089
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Longitude: -8.16254, Latitude: 52.368713 , Easting: 188979, Northing: 124089 Prominence: 80.34m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 588930 624139,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Gltybg, 10 char: Galtybeg
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Galtybeg is the 42nd highest place in Ireland. Galtybeg is the third highest point in county Tipperary.

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Picture: From Galtymore
 
why not do
Short Summary created by jackill, simon3,  14 Jan 2012
There are 2 main carparks to access Galtybeg from, The Black road R89306 20345 A (ht333m), Clydagh Bridge R87450 27780 B (ht137m)

As of May 2010 signs have gone up at these access points requesting no dogs be brought on the Mountain.

The Black road route could be called the "tourist route" and is the most popular as it is a rocky, easy to follow track all the way to a "Y" in the track as you reach a stone cairn at R89345 23482 C (Point D) (h637m), go left here and follow the stoney track which becomes badly eroded mud, crossing to the col between Galtymore and Galtybeg, then turn right up to the summit.

You may also carry on past the stone cairn, after about 500 meters the stoney track ends and then you need to cross the bog, skirting peat hags(try to stay high and to the left of them) to the col overlooking Borheen lough , look out for the benchmark at R89476 24164 D and close beside it (look out for the gap between two rocky outcrops)the start of an easy track down to the lake on its west side.Turn left here and ascend to the summit.

From Clydagh the traditional route is a magnificent circuit taking Cush and Galtybeg in as well, this is however a fair test of stamina so be prepared.

There is no marker or cairn at the summit , its really just the highest point on a rocky ridge. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/4801/
 
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Picture: Looking east from Galtybeg
New Comment: One of those rare perfect days
by jackill  Mon 23 Apr
Every once in a while comes a rare day when everything just works, even though it shouldn't.
Dodgy back, banjaxed knees, starting time silly o'clock, have to be home by noon to evict the crows from my chimney and cut the grass before it becomes silage. None of these matter when you can see the Blackstairs and the Reeks, the sky is bluer than the bluest blue thing, and even though it's April shorts and tee shirts are ok on top of the Galtys with no danger of frozen dangly bits dropping off. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/19907/
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Picture: Galtybeg from Galtymore shoulder
 
Galtys Walk
by davsheen  1 Jan 2017
View towards Galtybeg from the shoulder of Galtymore, an iconic Munster walk with views all the way to the Shannon estuary on a clear day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/18757/
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kenefickwg on Galtybeg, 2003
by kenefickwg  6 Nov 2003
I struck for Galtybeg from the Youth Hostel R922-209 A forest path makes the first 2k very easy. I then had to cross a fence and cross the stream twice and I walked for about another kilometre close to the river which has some mini falls and cascades. It was time though to try to make height which was difficult as a strong northerly was blowing and may have gusted to gale force on occasions. At one stage I had to lose distance to make height. I intended going up the gentler slope on Galtybeg from the east shoulder but the wind forced me on to the steeper southern side. Spent a few minutes on the ridge and took some pictures of Borheen Lough 897-245. 10 feet down on the sheltered side and it was off with the hats and gloves and jackets to have the tea and bread and jam sandwiches in the sunshine. I made more use of the Black Road on the way back and hit the stream early in order to enjoy al it's funny little twists and turns and ups and downs and its myriad of wonderful sounds. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/737/
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Jimmy barry on Galtybeg, 2008
by Jimmy barry  4 Jun 2008
Hi John, its called A "Crow's Foot" and all the information you have on it is correct, You might be intrested to know that as you walked up the Black Road you passed another one. They were carved by members of the british army during the first survey of Ireland (1822 to1837) Keep looking for the one on the black road, it only took me 5 years to find it. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/3146/
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jackill on Galtybeg, 2004
by jackill  27 Dec 2004
St Stephens Day seems to draw folk to climb Galtymore.
2004 saw the first truly white christmas than I can remember, so we had to head for the mountains.
We arrived (after much slipping on icy roads ) and started up the black road at 9.20 am.
The morning promised so much and Galtymore was fairly clear all the way up to the end of the black road then suddenly we were covered in cloud and the wind rose.This held all the way up Galtymore and most of the ways back down again with very few breaks.On the summit we got out the trangia and had tea and mince pies . Going back down was a battle to stay vertical with snow covering rocks and bogholes. I had to wonder at the number of people climbing in all sorts of clothing (reflector jackets/jeans/runners) who asked us was it "much further to the top" or " which way is Galtymore" in freezing conditions with 20/30 mtrs visibility.
But anyway what a great days walking - thoroughly enjoyable!!!!
I took this photo from the side of Galtybeg looking down the Attychraan valley with Knocknagalty/Knockduff rising up on the right. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/1372/
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