Galtybeg 799.2m mountain, Galty Mountains Ireland at
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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: 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 E. 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 D). 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:
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