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Galty Mountains Area   Cen: Central Galtys Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 66, 74 
Highest place:
Galtymore, 917.9m
Maximum height for area: 917.9 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 897.9 metres,

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Galtybeg Mountain Cnoc Beag na nGaibhlte A name in Irish Tipperary County in Munster Province, 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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Galtybeg (<i>Cnoc Beag na nGaibhlte</i>) in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ordnance Survey Benchmark???
 
john_desmond on Galtybeg, 2008
by john_desmond  9 Jun 2008
Getting to the base of Galtybeg is pretty easy. From Mitchelstown, stay on the main road for Caher, go through Kilbeheny and just after you pass a road junction with a garage, take the next left at a crossroads. You should see one of those brown tourist signposts marked 'Galtymore Walk'. Stay on this narrow road and park near the end, approx R893 203 A. Now, you are walking on the 'Black Road' North for about 4 kms until it brings you right to the base of Galtybeg. Here, you will see a large Cairn which show the turn off point left for Galtymore. For the route I describe here, stay on the path until it fades away, heading at all times towards the saddle to the East of Galtybeg. Eventually, you will have to drop down a bit but if you look carefully, you'll see a small stump of a wooden post near the Northern slope (R 89476 24164 B). This is what is shown in the attached photo. Is it a very old Ordnance Survey benchmark which now goes mostly unnoticed by passing hillwalkers? How old is it? Possibly from the original Ordnance Survey back in the 1846 when the entire island of Ireland was surveyed at a scale of six inches to one mile? Is it a directional arrow showing North? It certainly is very primitive looking yet it is obvious that someone went to a fair bit of trouble with a hammer and chisel to make it. I have coloured the mark in Red to make it more obvious...(Update 9/6/08 Just to keep everything in the 1 spot....Jimmy Barry wrote.."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."....Thanks Jimmy ).................
Now, after this, you head West keeping the steep drop on your right as you walk the 0.5 km or so to the top. From there, you can retrace your footsteps, or take the steeper more direct route back to the dirt road or carry on West to begin the ascent of Galtymore.
The walk to Galtymore is pretty easy and should be done easily in about 3 hours or less. Add in the Galtymore option, you it should be 5 hours or less. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/3141/
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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/737/
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mneary34 on Galtybeg, 2004
by mneary34  26 Oct 2004
We came to Galtybeg from Galtymore in good visibility and although clouds were floating by, the views particularly into Lough Diheen were impressive. The photo is of Galtybeg. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/1282/
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Picture: Track visible high on the slopes of Galtybeg
 
Presenting a view of the Galtybeg track
by wicklore  30 May 2010
This photo shows the track that traverses the steep northwest slope of Galtybeg between R89300 24500 C and the col at 89800 24300 D. The track is visible in the photo as a linear scar high above Borheen Lough. Although the slope looks very steep, the track is an easy walk and is a great access route to or from the north of the Galtys. The only rough part is just below the col where the track passes over a couple of little rocks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/5838/
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by Bleck Cra  4 Jul 2011
Jumping Jackill – or to be more accurate, hopping Jackill, pointed a weary finger towards Greenane with instructions for us to do something and he limped and grumbled off Galty Beg as fast as his leg would carry him. A sterling effort he had made on to Galtee More, Galty Beg but not Greenane. One hoof had given up – a hoof he had abused in some earlier folly. Given he had mountainviewers msmurty and myself in tow – and we do not hang about – this was quite an achievement. The sun was blazing – a complete novelty for me in these big show-off hills and a presentation of what makes Irish inland hills so special. Unlike other Irish/British big hills, the Galtees in full splendour show us a mindboggling 360 degree tableau of the flattest, greenest, patchwork Ireland for what seems like ever. For a Mournes man like myself, it can be disorientating. Despite being a track rat to my toes, I have made a b.lix of these hills several times. I find distance across them from a visual start, difficult to gauge and have set out on the run of tops only to find I am fighting the clock and approaching a grim demise. So watching the sun creep lower, I opted to come off at Greenane West down tussocky stuff and sidling past, of all strange things, a herd of Belted Galloways.
The high point (oosps) of these hills from this direction in my view (oh no – oosps again) is the scene Aherlow-wards from the tops. You pull up the dullest oul peat haggard terrain with absolutely no redeeming features, to emerge on to the summits and Panavision views of a breathtaking world below. Galtees from the South Eastish – a v. good deal on a v. good day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/6396/
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Picture: Looking east from Galtybeg
 
One of those rare perfect days
by jackill  23 Apr 2018
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/41/comment/19907/
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