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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 the community centre now stands

Many graves date back over 300 years. (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.

For further information, contact :

Mary          087/2422660

Moss           087/8214991

Caroline       087/1220116


Kilbehenny    Gateway to the Galtees’


Unveiling of plaque by Carmel Fox, Ballyhoura & Noel Bradfield who donated  the site for the hall extension


Foyer of new extension, with mural of ‘Gateway to the Galtees’ painted and  generously donated by the talented artist, Deirdre Dunne


Condon’s Corner - beautiful picnic site

St.Joseph's Church

Old church ruins and graveyard

St. Joseph#s Church and newly extended Graveyard



087 1220116



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Places of interest in Kilbehenny

Galtee Mountains


Fitzgerald’s House - revamped by Tidy Towns committee



News and Events




Community Employment


Dancing  (Irish)


Dancing (Line)

Dancing (Social)


Girl Guides


Lady Birds

Little Tots


Walking Club


Ballyhoura Walking Festival


May Bank Holiday Weekend


Charity Fundraiser for Carebright


See Ballyhoura web page




45 Drive

Card Game


First Saturday each month



Calling all Artists


See News and Events for details !