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Greenane West Mountain For origin of name, see Greenane. Tipperary County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 787.0m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R91253 23991
Place visited by 304 members. Recently by: nevgeoran, Hjonna, chairmanmiah, mwalimu2, William-J, Daingean, glencree, abcd, Grumbler, DNicholson, John.geary, briankelly, Deise-Man, Roswayman, MountainHunter
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Longitude: -8.129152, Latitude: 52.367872 , Easting: 191253, Northing: 123991 Prominence: 39.26m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 591204 624041,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrnnWs, 10 char: GrnnWest
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Greenane West is the 54th highest place in Ireland.

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There was no obvious summit on this hill and we w .. by sinbadw   (Show all for Greenane West)
Quite apart from the devastating effect these qua .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Greenane West) Picture about mountain Greenane West in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking west from south slope of Greenane West. Black Road can just be seen in the left background
24km Galtee Hike
by SpiritOf84  15 Aug 2015
Bagged Greenane West (786m) during a 24km hike over the Galtees on Thursday. Took the Black Road to the cairn under Galtybeg. The plan was to go east from here to Greenane (802m) but when Galtymore winks at you on such a glorious day it's hard to ignore her! There were a lot of walkers with the same idea - we met about 20-30 people over the course of the day (which is unusual for a Thursday). Refreshment stop at the top of Galtymore while spotting quite a bit of raptor activity (peregrine falcons possibly). Then down to Galtybeg and east to Greenane West.

Negotiating the peat hags to the summit was energy sapping and the tiny cairn at the summit didn't exactly provide any overwhelming sense of fulfilment. Marched on a bit further to our turning point at O'Loughlin's Castle (Greenane will have to wait for another day as the detour to Galtymore had eaten too far into our time).

Our return journey to the Black Road took us around the southern slope of Greenane West to avoid the worst of the peat hags (in hindsight it would probably have been easier to have ascended from this side too - albeit a bit steeper). The views down the valley to Glengarra Wood to our left were spectacular. When the Black Road comes into view keep an eye on it to make sure you don't descend below it's level as you'll face a steep climb back up to it when you get around there. An thoroughly enjoyable six hours to complete.
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We climbed Greenane last weekend, basically using .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Greenane West)
In mist navigating a route along the three Greena .. by mneary34   (Show all for Greenane West)
Greenane West ain't anything remarkable (especial .. by alan_shealy   (Show all for Greenane West)
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