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‘Gateway to the Galtees’

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 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 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.

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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, etc.

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 alike.









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Galtee Mountains

Kilbehenny  ‘Gateway tot the Galtees’

Fitness in Kilbehenny


When it comes to fitness, you’re spoiled for choice!

Whether it’s Walking, Cycling, Boxing, Cardio,

Dancing, Weigh-in, it’s all happening in Kilbehenny.


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Safe Pass Course:


Friday 6th March


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E.Mulcahy,  M. Lewis, Martin & Marie Casey, with their children Pádraig and Aoife

at the launch of    ‘Road Map to the Future’


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