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Galtee Mountains
Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Dog friendly
Free car parking
Cloudy days
Free to visit
Explore the spectacular Galtee Mountains spread across the borders of three counties in Munster, Limerick, Tipperary and Cork. The name for this range of mountains was derived from the Irish Sléibhte na gCoillte, or Mountains of the forests. Galtymore is the highest peak in the mountain range.

The Galtee Mountains are Ireland’s highest inland mountain range. There are mapped walking routes across forest tracks and open moorland, visit corrie lakes and enjoy mountain scenery and landscape. There are countless trails throughout the mountain range and in the nearby Glengarra Woods. The breadth of the Galtee Mountains at over 30km long, means there is something for everyone to explore.

The summit of Galtymore at 919m is one of the top ten peaks in Ireland, while the lowland waymarked loops of Glounreagh and Attychraan on the southern slopes in the Ballyhoura region provide an accessible option for a wide range of hillwalkers and explorers. There are many trails to suit every level of walker. Every year hill walkers climb to the submit of Galtymore.

Explore the majestic Glen of Aherlow on the northern slopes of the Galtee Mountains with two lake walks and eight further looped walks, from mountain to forest trails, for all the family to enjoy. Glacial action during the last Ice Age helped to form various features of the Galtee Mountains. The summits of the Galtees are characterised by scree, a result of constant freeze thaw action during this period. Cirques were also formed on the upper slopes that are today the underlying support for corrie lakes including, Lough Curra, Lough Bohreen and Lough Muskry.

Enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Galtee mountain range and feel the sun on your face at the iconic Christ The King statue.

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Galtee Mountains, Cullenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
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