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‘Gateway to the Galtees’

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Galtymore  

 (Galtee Mountains or Galtys )

(Irish: :Na Gaibhilte or Sléibhte na gCoillte)

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 and easy 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.   It can also be accessed from King’s Yard.  

Always remember to ensure you are well equipped with knowledge of the mountain and let people know you’re making the climb.   Mist can come down unexpectedly, so caution is necessary.

Participants can follow a good unsurfaced road, passing several deserted homesteads.   To the east, the two peaks of Seefin will be visible, with Knockeenatoung rising behind to the northeast.

Hikers will head onto the open mountain to the plateau which is Knocknagalty, and rising majestically ahead is Galtymore.

From the wall end, hikers will head in an easterly direction to the top of Galtymore where they will be treated to spectacular views of the Galtee Range, the Knockmealdowns, Comeragh Mountain Ranges and the surrounding valleys.

 

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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.  

 

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If you wish to trace your ancestors, please note that Kilbehenny Graveyard

has now been digitally surveyed:

 

http://historicgraves.com/graveyard/kilbeheny-old-graveyard/li-ogkb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Community Centre boasts excellent showering facilities which are available by contacting one of our committee members.   Hot food is also to hand once booked in advance.

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!

 

Beautiful painting of Galtee Mountains by local artist, Deirdre Dunne

generously donated to Kilbehenny Community centre

 

 

 

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Galtee Mountains