Galtee Challenge/Crossing, Sunday, June 25th, 2017


The Galtee Challenge (self navigating) and Crossing (guided walk) 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. Both events cover the same route. The direction alternates each year and for 2017 it 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 sign-in point is the Community Hall in Anglesboro Village (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.
It is highly recommended that all participants have at least 2 litres of water, sufficient food, appropriate clothing and boots. (NO BOOTS NO WALK). A high level of fitness is essential for this walk.
Everyone who completes the Challenge or Crossing will receive a certificate as well as a surprise gift.
The registration fee for both the Challenge and Crossing is 20 euro.

Galtee Challenge/CrossingGaltee Challenge

The Challenge is self navigating (OSI MAP 74) with manned and unmanned points as shown on route cards which will be given to participants at check-in on the morning. The Challenge is approx. 31km with 1700m approx ascent. 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. 
ALL PARTICIPANTS must carry their own map, compass and mobile phone and be proficient in their use. GPS is not a substitute for map and compass skills. If a walker is unable to complete the course he/she must contact the phone number on the route card.
Sign-in for the Galtee Challenge opens at 7:15am on the morning of the event in Anglesboro Community Hall and buses will depart at 7:45am to the start in Cahir.

Galtee Crossing

The Crossing is a guided walk with leaders and sweepers and covers the same route as the Challenge. The duration is 10 hours approx. Again a high level of fitness is essential for this walk.
Sign-in for the Galtee Crossing opens at 7:15am on the morning of the event in Anglesboro Community Hall and buses will depart at 8:00am to the start in Cahir.

View Map of Challenge/Crossing route

Download a GPX file of the route

Registration and Payment

Fee: 20 euro.
The online registration form below will close on the night of Thursday, June 22, as we need to know the numbers for the bus operators.
Galtee Challenge/Crossing Registration Form, 2017
When this form is submitted you will be taken to a page with an option of paying the registration fee with your PayPal account or credit card.



Your phone number, a mobile number preferably

Contact Email Address

    I am registering for the Galtee Challenge (Self Navigating)
    I am registering for the Galtee Crossing (Guided Walk)

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.

Galtee Mountains Video

The video below, showing the high peaks of the Galtee Mountains, was filmed and edited by Ramon Fadli (

Challenge/Crossing photos
from previous years.

2010 photos

2011 photos

2012 photos

2013 photos

2014 photos

2015 photos

2016 photos

Video by 2011 participant

Safety Statement

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