Join us for a steady paced summit to Ireland’s highest inland mountain.
Starting from the Black Road on an old turf road rising to give fabulous views of the Galty Vee Valley. The path constructed hundreds of years ago weaves between the Seefin and Knockeenatoung peaks as it passes the monument for the 1976 aircrash. On leaving the path the route gets softer underfoot as it takes us to the turf hag between Galtybeg and Galtymore, from here the famed Glen of Aherlow comes into full view. Directly below us is a huge drop to Lough Diheen where legend has it St.Patrick banished a serpent. The last bit of the hike involves a stiff uphill section bringing us to the plateau on top of the Galty Mountains known locally as Dawson’s Table. Up here you are at the highest point of the 24 peaks of the Galty Mountain range dividing Tipperary and Limerick, it is also the highest point of both counties at 919 metres. From the top of Ireland’s greatest inland mountain range soak up panoramic views of the country, on a clear day stretching from the Reeks in Kerry to Limerick and the Shannon region, down to the south coast and over to the Blackstair, Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountain ranges.
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 608 metres
Duration: 4-4.5 hours
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