Hill Walks

The following galleries are of photos from hill walks we have taken over the past couple of years. Some are part of the National Loop Walks.

Galtymore (919m) is the highest mountain of the Galty Mountains. It is unclear what the word Galty means. It may come from the Irish Sléibhte na gCoillte, Mountains of the Forests or from the Irish word Gall, stone. In Medieval times, Galtymore was called Slievegrod (Sliabh gCrot, Mountain of Beauty or Shape). The border of Counties Limerick and Tipperary runs along the top of Galytmore. The top of the Mountain is called Dawson's Table, named for Captain Dawson, a local landowner.

This walk runs along the Black Road, built to provide access to turf, and then up the east side of Galtymore, from the saddle between it and Galtybeg.

Galtymore 2014-12-28