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‘Gateway to the Galtees’

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).

A popular starting 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.


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087 8214991

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Kilbehenny Potato Festival  2014

Kilbehenny is a 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.  Bounded by the river Function and a little stream called the Behena, Kilbehenny is one of the prettiest villages in Munster.

There is now a beautifully restored community centre, which includes  reception area, IT centre and several meetings rooms which can be booked for classes, courses, sport, etc.

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

GAA Dressing Rooms

Kilbehenny Primary School

Kilbehenny Potato Festival 2014 was a resounding success, with huge crowds attending the various activities which took place during the week.


We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks for all the support we received in every way, and a special word of thanks to the committee and volunteers who pulled out all the stops to ensure the safety of all.


Here’s to next year !!

Next Social Dance :


Community Centre    Friday 24th October - Finbarr Dennehy


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Duck Derby

St. Joseph’s Church Kilbehenny

Kilbehenny Community Centre ‘Gateway to the Galtees’


Small Town Studio Project


An exhibition of Small Town Studio Project was held on September 4th 2014 to a packed hall.


Mary Gorey opened the evening with a very descriptive account of the work carried out by the students.

She expressed  appreciation for attention to detail, the total commitment to the project and the students’ friendliness throughout their term with us.


Many  speakers, including Pat Dalton and Moss Fitzgerald expressed their gratitude to both the students, and their mentors and to the people of Kilbehenny who continue to support us in our efforts to add the finishing touches to our fantastic Community Centre - ‘The Gateway to the Galtees’ .


This is debt-free, a credit to the hard-working committee who worked tirelessly with Ballyhoura Development Ltd.

For more detailed information on this project, see ‘Community Centre’ page.




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