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
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
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.
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,
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