Galtee Challenge, Saturday, June 25th, 2022

The Galtee Challenge will return in 2022 on Saturday, June 25th.

All available spaces have now been taken and registration is closed.


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.

Registration and Payment

Registration is now closed.

Thanks to everyone who has registered and we hope you all have a great day on the Galtees on June 25th.

Accommodation in the area

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


Thanks to Tipperary County Council for their support for this event.

Tipperary County Council

Mountaineering Ireland

email: info@galteewalkingclub.ie