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Galtee Walkers

Galtee Walkers

Straddling counties Tipperary, Limerick and Cork the Galtee Mountains at 919 metres above sea level are Ireland’s highest inland mountain range. Set in a beautiful part of the country that includes the Glen of Aherlow on the north side and Glengarra Woods to the south the Galtee Mountains attracts visitors from near and far all year round. The Galtee Mountains have their own history, myths and legends that add an air of mystery to the area.

During this hour long programme Margaret Blackburn will speak to several contributors from different groups involved with the Galtees Mountains asking what makes this area so attractive for tourists, hillwalkers and historians alike.

Ms Blackburn will speak to Helen Morrissey, of the Glen of Aherlow Tourist Board, Tom Lyons and Pat Ryan, of The Galtee Walkers, Jimmy Barry, of the South Eastern Mountain Rescue, and Mike Moroney, of Aherlow Walks. These contributors will talk of their passion of this little part of Ireland they call home


Pat Byrne
Pat Byrne

Memories flood back of my first every climb of Galtymore , nice story

Áine O'Brien-Farrell

Very interesting and informative programme . . . a bit too much 'wind' at the start! Great to hear all the local activity and interests in the area. If I remember correctly it was because of an air-crash on the mountain that South Eastern Mountain Rescue was formed. My days of hillclimbing are finished due to back injury but I loved the Galtees and especially staying at the Youth Hostels in Mountain Lodge and Ballydavid Wood. We had absolutely fantastic weekends there including a puppet show by the "Celebrated Theatre of Delights" in Ballydavid and very muddy pot-holing to Kingston Gallery in Mitchelstown caves while staying on that side of the mountain. So sad to see that Mountain Lodge is now unused. Hope it can be refurbished and used again. Great memories of cycling there on many weekends . . . well done to all concerned. Great to see the communities taking interest in the mountain resource on their doorstep. Thanks. Aine O'Brien-Farrell, Waterford.