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