The Galty Mountains (or Galtees) are a mountain range in Munster, located in Ireland’s Golden Vale across parts of counties Tipperary and Limerick. The Galtees are Ireland’s highest inland mountain range, taking the form of a high ridge which rises up almost sheer from the surrounding plain. The highest peak is Galtymore, which rises to 917 m (3,009 ft).
The area has a tradition of dairy farming, and a trade name ‘Galtee’ is now synonymous with one of Ireland’s largest food companies which began in Mitchelstown.
The Ballyhoura Mountains are located in south-east county Limerick and north-east county Cork in central Munster and run east and west for about 6 miles on the borders of both counties. The fabulous Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Park situated near Seefin and Blackrock is the largest Trail network of its kind in Ireland. The trails range from the moderate 6 kilometre Greenwood loop to the demanding 50 kilometre Castlepook loop. The nearest towns and villages to the Trailhead are Ardpatrick, Glenosheen, Ballyorgan and Kilfinane.