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‘Gateway to the Galtees’




 (Galtee Mountains or Galtys )

(Irish: :Na Gaibhilte or Sléibhte na gCoillte)

are a mountain range in Munster, located in Ireland’s Golden Vale.


Galtymore reaches a height of 917m (3,009 ft) the highest of the Galty Mountains and the 14th highest peak in Ireland.   


The North face shows much evidence of glacial erosion.   It harbours a number of corrie glaciers, most of which are now occupied by loughs:

Lough Diheen lies between Galtymore and Galtybeg

Lough Curra lies between Galtymore and Slievecushnabinna.


A popular starting point to climb 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.


With showering facilities now available at Kilbehenny Community Centre,

many visitors are delighted to return to Kilbehenny to freshen up, and enjoy hot food.


The village of Kilbehenny itself has a local shop, and Post Office where you can purchase supplies for the climb.


We hope you enjoy these photos and explore the beautiful

Galtee Mountains!



See Gallery  for beautiful p hotos of the Galtees


Welcome to Kilbehenny


 (Irish : Coill Beithne)  Co. Limerick


Location:  R639 Regional Road on the borders of  

Counties Limerick, Cork and Tipperary.


The ruins of a 12th century medieval Protestant Church

are located on the site where Kilbehenny Community Centre now stands.


Many graves date back over 300 years.  See (Local History)


If you wish to trace your ancestors,

please note that Kilbehenny Graveyard

has now been digitally surveyed:























The majestic Galtee Mountains are visited by thousands each year

and many wisely use Kilbehenny as their starting point.

Our newly extended Community Centre is an ideal venue for walkers

with all the facilities one needs:

tea, coffee, showers, toilets etc.   It is also wheelchair friendly  


 The main hall has a capacity to seat up to 300 people

and our meeting rooms can facilitate any number. between  20 - 75 people,

so is perfect for birthday parties, celebrations, meetings, etc.



 Kilbehenny Community Centre

Gracing a mural of ‘Gateway to the Galtees’

 generously donated by the talented artist,

Deirdre Dunne


Condon’s Corner - beautiful picnic site


Old church ruins and graveyard




Community Employment


Dancing  (Irish)


Dancing (Line)

Dancing (Social)


Girl Guides


Lady Birds

Little Tots


Walking Club

Kilbehenny   ‘Gateway to the Galtees’


Up-coming Events


Click here for further details





Monthly 45 Drive Card Game


First Saturday each month






Bingo Every  Sunday Night


087 8214991

Kilbehenny Community Centre


Doors open at 8pm


Everyone welcome!






087 122 0116


With Caroline & Joan

Inner Stress to Inner Peace 

Wednesday nights 7.30pm


€10 per class

Gentle Movement, meditation,

relaxation and more.


Friday 1st December

Christmas Party

Come Wine & Dine With Me

including dancing afterwards to

Dermot Lyons


Wednesday 20th December

Social Dance

Music with Checkers


Social Dancing


with Mary & Mattie


Each Monday night


8pm - 10pm


Tea and home made goodies included


So come along and enjoy the craic



Zumba  087 278 8166

Keep fit with Mila who just makes you smile!

A wonderful dance workout

Thursday nights 7.30 - 8.30

Pay as you go   €7 per night




Art Classes


With Deirdre


085 784 4305





Yoga Walks



Caroline 087 1220116



Community Night Walks


Keep fit for the Winter months


Every Monday and Thursday nights


7.30 Loughanna    7.30pm


90 mins  loop walk.   Wear high-vis jackets and bring a torch