Galtymore (In Irish: Cnoc Mór na nGaibhlte) meaning ‘Big Hill of the Galtys’ reaches
a height of 919m , the highest of the Galty Mountains and the 14th highest peak in
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 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.
With showering facilities now available at Kilbehenny Community centre, many visitors
are delighted to return to Kilbehenny to freshen up, and enjoy delicious hot food,
prepared by our wonderful volunteers.