Kilbehenny

‘Gateway to the Galtees’

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Galtymore (Irish: Cnoc Mór na nGaibhlte, meaning ‘Big Hill of the Galtys’ is a 919 m (3,015ft) mountain, the highest of the Galty Mountains and the 14th highest peak in Ireland.  

It is notable in that it is the only inland peak to exceed 3,000 ft.   The townsland that covers the southern face of Galtymore is Knocknagalty (Cnoc na nGailbhlte)   Galtymore sits near the middle of the east-west Galty Mountain ridge, to the east of Galtymore is Galtybeg (766m).

The slopes of Galtymore are steep, but the summit is broad, rounded and rocky.  This is due to the constant freeze-thaw action experienced by the summit during the last ice age.   The North face shows much evidence of glacial erosion.   It harboured a number of corrie glaciers, most of which are now occupied by loughs - Lough Diheen lies between Galtymore and Galtybeg, while Lough Curra lies between Galtymore and Slievecushnabinna.

Galtymore is not a difficult mountain to climb, (no special equipmenmt is needed), but the Galtees are steeper than many Irish mountains and the north face is often snow-covered in the winter months.   A popular start point for the ascent of Galtymore is the ‘Black Road’ which can be accessed from the N8 Dublin to Cork road near the villages of Skeheenarinky and Kilbehenny, and it can also be accessed from King’s Yard.

Activities

Badminton

Bingo

Brownies

Cards

Community Empl.Scheme

Cycling

Dancing (Irish)

Dancing (Line)

Dancing (Social)

Festivals

Girl Guides

I.C.A

Lady Birds

Little Tots

Potato Festival

Sport

Walking Club

Kilbehenny is a very quiet village which nestles beneath the Galtee Mountains, Ireland’s highest inland mountain range. It is unique in that it lies on the borders of three counties: Limerick, Cork and Tipperary.  It is bounded by the river Function and a little stream called the Behena

The beautifully restored community centre, which includes new hall, reception area, IT centre, meeting rooms, training rooms etc. will soon be completed.

As ‘Gateway to the Galtees’  it contains a kitchen, dining area, showers and lockers,  making it a most attractive and convenient venue for  mountain hikers and visitors alike.

 

 

Galtee Mountains

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Kilbehenny Village

GAA Dressing Rooms

Kilbehenny Primary School

St. Joseph’s Church Kilbehenny

Social Dancing Dates to note

Dancing in Kilbehenny Community Centre

 

Friday 25th April              Twice Shy (Colm Aungier)

 

Click on Latest News for details of all dancing dates

 

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Room Bookings
Mary Gorey
086 8359041
Moss Fitzgerald
087 8214991

Keep the votes coming in for

 

Kellie Lewis  

 

Voice of Ireland Competition

 

Best wishes Kellie we know you can do it!

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Social Dancing

 

Social Dancing continues in Kilbehenny Community Centre on Monday Nights from 8pm - 10pm.  

 

To add to the atmosphere, you will be treated to a ‘cuppa’ and lovely home baking, compliments of Mary & Mattie.

 

Everybody welcome!

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Kellie turns the first sod for

Kilbehenny Potato Garden 2014