Galtee Challenge, Saturday, June 30th, 2018


The Challenge

The self navigating Galtee Challenge is a 31km traverse of the entire Galtee Mountain range, taking in all major peaks with a total height gain of 1700 metres approx. and a maximum altitude of 919 metres. It is advisable that participants should have completed other long distance walks with at least 1,500m ascent or more. This is a Challenge Walk for the experienced walker with a high level of fitness. In addition to the physical challenge, it is a test of navigation skills especially in poor weather conditions.
The direction is east to west, starting in Cahir, then to Farbreaga, Greenane, Galtee Beag, Galtee Mor, Slievecushnabinna, Carrignabinnia, Lyracappul and Temple Hill with the finish at Anglesboro.
The Challenge is self navigating with checkpoints as shown on route cards which will be given to participants at sign-in on the morning.
All participants must carry their own map (OSI MAP 74), compass and mobile phone and be proficient in their use.
It is highly recommended that all participants have at least 2 litres of water, sufficient food for the day and appropriate clothing and boots. A high level of fitness is essential for this walk.
If a walker is unable to complete the course he/she must contact the phone number on the route card.
Everyone who completes the Challenge will receive a certificate and medal.
View Map of the Challenge route
Download a GPX file of the route

on Saturday Morning

The sign-in point is the Community Hall in Anglesboro Village in south-east Limerick, eircode V35 V126  (map) where scones and tea/coffee will be provided to participants before boarding the buses to the walk start in Cahir. Refreshments will also be provided in the hall at the end of the walk.
Sign-in for the Galtee Challenge opens at 7:30am on the morning of the event in Anglesboro Community Hall and buses will depart at 8:00am to the start in Cahir.

Celebratory Dinner on Saturday Evening

A dinner has been arranged in Aherlow House Hotel after the Challenge at 8pm on Saturday evening. This is open to all who have taken part in the Challenge and all Galtee Walking Club members. The cost is €30 for a three course meal. To book please contact Goretti Campbell on 087 9696071. Challenge participants who would like to attend the dinner can book at sign-in on Saturday morning.

Registration and Payment

Fee: 20 euro.
Registration and payment can only be done online through the form below. No entries will be accepted on the morning of the event.
Registration will close at 6pm on the evening of Thursday, June 28, as we need to know the numbers for the bus operators.
Galtee Challenge Registration Form, 2018
When this form is submitted you will be taken to a page with a link to the PayPal site where you can pay the registration fee with your PayPal account or credit card.



Your phone number, a mobile number preferably

Contact Email Address

Please supply the phone number of a person to contact in case of emergency during the event

Your Walking Club (if any)

If you have any questions or more information to add you can enter it below

Participants shall be aware that there is a danger of personal injury or death and accept these risks and agree to be responsible for their own actions.
Participants must be 18 years of age or over.
Submitting this form confirms that you accept these conditions.

Accommodation in the area

If you are looking for accommodation in the East Limerick, South Tipperary area the following links may be of use.

Photos from previous years.

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