Name:Galtymore [Cnoc Mor na nGaibhlte]
Hill number:20013
Height:917.9m / 3011ft
SMC/RHB Section:53A: Galty Mountains
County/UA:Limerick, Tipperary
County (CoH):Limerick (CoH), Tipperary (CoH)
Topographical area:ZS09 Galty-seefin
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Dillon, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin
Grid ref:R 87848 23789
Summit feature:cairn
Col:97m  W049759  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 74
Survey:Trimble GeoXH 6000
Comments:Summit height only measured
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With J on the second day of a Furth trip. Glorious hot sunny afternoon, a late start meant the shortest possible ascent from the parking area due S of Knockeenatoung. Room for 4 cars here and a few more on the road 100m S. Rough but easy track leads to point under Galtybeg, then soggy traverse underneath it & followed path to the summit. Visited the cross & the other top. Worth the effort of Galtybeg to avoid that soggy traverse on the return. Also visited the memorial to the flying accident on the return.NotReallyABagger10/05/2024
Flew into Cork Airport around 09:15, picked rental car and got some lunch in Blueberries Bakery, Mitchelstown. Then posed for a picture next to the Welcome to Tipperary sign. So we (Richard Moore, Trish Teeling, Nicky Creadland and I) didn't start the walk till 2pm at the Loch Curra car park. Attempted a counter clockwise loop, but encountered an American squatter, which claimed to own this land. So we doubled back and headed up the glen, for a pathless steep ascent to Lough Diheen. Then onto the Galtymore ridge, then mist pulled in on the for the final pull. No visibility on the summit of Galtymore, my first Irish Furth. Headed west along following the 'path' west of Loch Curra, on the shoulder northward. Back to the car for 8pm.chillyman813/07/2023
7.6 mile walk from Galtyway car park. We followed the well defined path up to the slopes of Galtybeg, then a rough trail through the bogs up to the summit of Galtymore. Fortunately all the bogs are dry at the moment. We descended the same way back to the car albeit a little divert to Galtybeg (it had to be done!). Warm and sunny today with good views but rather hazy. Quite a few about today because of the weather. 688m ascent.DanTrig14/06/2023
Climbed Galty mhor, Galty beg and knockeenatoung startibg and finishing at Kings yard..Danny Devlin26/07/2022
From the car park at the beginning of the black road route near Skeheenaranky, a six and half mile route with near two thousand feet of accent taking me just over five hours. First taking in Galtybeg then onto Galtymore ( I took longer than usual as I got into trouble on the decent from the summit of Galtymore in poor visibility and found myself on the dangerous south of Lough CurrsWAYNE ROWLETT16/09/2021
Enjoyable day out in the clouds with my brother and nephew! Quite cold on the summit and visibility was limited so we didn't hang about & kept moving after a couple of quick photos! Felt good to get this summit achieved after passing by the Galtees numerous times in my younger years!Gerry the Ranger01/12/2019
From Glengarra, following trails in forest, continuing up to the col N of Knockeenaloung, tracks to col between Galtymore and Galtybeg, then ascending Galtymore, returning same way. Not a route I'd recommend - a lot of ground without paths between forest edge and first col.kdbennett02/08/2019
From The Black Road CP. Leaders of a half marathon came out of the side track just ahead of me from King's Yard. Spoke to some runners on the steeper sections. At the top in 1h 15m. Cloud came down just before reaching the top. Back markers asking me where the others went. The squall cleared 5 mins after I started my return. Then all fine and clear! Back at the car in 1 hour where Karen and Lauren were waiting and drove to Belfast.ChrisR20/07/2019
From Clydagh Bridgesolitaryfellwanderer23/12/2018
Jerry and i after night at his large country pad.. 11km with 690m ascent?St Pedro25/09/2018
Wet windy mistyTonyandsue08/08/2017
galtymore, galtybeg, cush, from the north glen of aherlow.robertphillips15/06/2017
Hurricane conditions on the top. Could not even see the cross. We did the tourist trail from the South and up to Galtybeg first and then along the ridge to Galtymore.Audi-Anne06/08/2016
From the south, good car park. Sunny, hot, calm and good views.iangalbraith12/08/2015
With Moira, cycled from campsite to trail head and took path up ridge above Lough Curra then along ridge and down past Borheen Lough and back to the bikesColB10/08/2015
with R incl Galtybeg and CushDunlawyering06/07/2014
with John Green, Oliver Bartrumdavidsbatty03/05/2014
Galty Walk - From one end to the other! 39.6km Start: Mon 03-03-14 06:14, End: 17:31, Durn: 11h16m, Asc: 2675m, Desc: 2558m Places: Start at S03828 26079, Slieveanard NE Top, Slieveanard, Sturrakeen, Laghtshanaquilla, Greenane, Greenane West, Knockastakeen, Cush, Galtybeg, Galtymore, Lough Curra Mtn, Slievecushnabinnia, Carrignabinnia, Lyracappul, Knockaterriff Beg, Knockaterriff, Temple Hill, Benard!simoburn03/03/2014
Done as part of Galty Mountain walk challengeFergalh01/07/2013
With Damian & Dominic.Dangerous Dave26/08/2012
From Clydagh Bridge via Slievecushnabinnia(qv for details), starting out on the Loch Curra walk. Increasingly gloomy weather so done on a compass bearing. The cloud just lifted off Galtymore so I returned via Galtybeag(qv)- the return in fine weather. I drove to Glenmalure after the walk- Galtymore had to be done today to keep alive my plan to compleat the Irish 'Munros' this holiday.pwheeler27/05/2011
Walked up from Mitchellstown road climbed Galtybeg first. Misty with sun tantalisingly trying to get through. Cleared as soon as we descended. Fantastic location with Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mountains close bynickywood101/05/2010
CK SheilaS05/05/2009
Early morning circuit of Galtymore, Galtybeg and Knockeenatoung. Beautiful morning, met fellow Derby Couty supporter on the summit, came down and drove on to Dinglemavero1025/07/2008
Beautiful day from lyracappul and on to galtybegGeo06/06/2008
From north. Steep, slippery grass from memory.lordtonult17/11/2007
great viewslegan09/07/2007
Irish Munro trip. Picked up from minor road to East, and then tracks to summit ridge. Looped back.nordicstar26/05/2007
R Rup Richard Tait25/07/2005
date of this an Luqnaquilla is approximate, though it was definitely in March 2005hornet08/03/2005
A long drive to bag this 3000fter while staying at Glendalough.Man of Kernow115/06/2003
With ABJohnthemate01/06/2001
Up onto Galtybeg, then over the Pass to Galtymore. Met 2 guys in suits, heading through the Pass, going to a wedding. With Slim Jim, Killie Jim, R.M.A, Campbell K, the Terrier, S, Loafer Len and the F.C.The Captain04/08/1998
With K and HaroldIanHHill29/05/1998
Easter week and hoping to complete my Irish 3000'ers. Snowy cross on top but summit cairn is a couple of hundred metres further. Very sad story by arranc...Aye Jimmy13/04/1998
Round of Galtybeg, Galtymore and Slievecushnabinnia from Glen of Aherlow.Eddie28/10/1994
Month is right, not sure of actual date. With Jeanette and Ellen. Part of a trip to complete all of the Irish 3000 feet mountains.dickscroop10/08/1994
Simple up and down via the Eastern Col, interesting feeling using a 1/2inch mapRhayader_wander30/06/1994
From the southrjf3504/04/1993
Irish 3000ers in 24 hours coast to coast - driving between the 4 mountain groups. With Mark H and Martin Farr. Up from the N where my 20 year old guide recommended offering sweets to the farmers children for parking.Chris Pearson10/05/1992
From the SouthPeterD17/08/1991
With Dave, Nick, Danny.jim.r29/07/1991
A bad day. From road above Skeheenaranky. On bridal track to open moor into mist 50m vis. On compass over tussock and swamp to hags in the col and 700' up to top. 12.50. On return, Sadie had a severe spasm and died later. In great distress we carried her to car - about 1 1/2 miles. Poisoned bait used on the hills, but supposedly not within 200 yds of public footpath, with notices saying land poisoned and removal of poison in hours of daylight. None of this was done. Vet confirmed that Sadie had body of 5 year old ( she was 10 )and had been poisoned by strychnine. Stomach was almost empty but contained a sheep's liver with strychnine. Police were uninterested.arranc11/04/1991
Mountain Lodge YH (forest track nr) RHW07/05/1990
With Ed Anderson from Glencoshabinnia. Paid farmer £1 for parkingColB18/08/1988
Easy climb from Glen of Aherlow.bolton21/07/1987
Farm above Glen of Aherlow (Lane to farm starts about 20m E. of Clydagh Bridge) - Lough Dineen - Galtymore. (PM)gerrybowes21/07/1987