A mountain range in Munster, located in Ireland’s Golden Vale.
Galtymore reaches a height of 917m (3,009 ft) the highest of the Galty Mountains
and the 14th highest peak in Ireland.
The North face shows much evidence of glacial erosion.
It harbours a number of corrie glaciers, most of which are now occupied by loughs:
Lough Diheen lies between Galtymore and Galtybeg
Lough Curra lies between Galtymore and Slievecushnabinna.
A popular and easy starting point to climb Galtymore is the ‘Black Road’ which can
be accessed from the N8 Dublin to Cork road near the villages of Skeheenarinky and
Kilbehenny. It can also be accessed from King’s Yard.
Always remember to ensure you are well equipped with knowledge of the mountain and
let people know you’re making the climb. Mist can come down unexpectedly, so caution
Participants can follow a good unsurfaced road, passing several deserted homesteads.
To the east, the two peaks of Seefin will be visible, with Knockeenatoung rising
behind to the northeast.
Hikers will head onto the open mountain to the plateau which is Knocknagalty, and
rising majestically ahead is Galtymore.
From the wall end, hikers will head in an easterly direction to the top of Galtymore
where they will be treated to spectacular views of the Galtee Range, the Knockmealdowns,
Comeragh Mountain Ranges and the surrounding valleys.