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.
We hope you enjoy these photos and explore the beautiful
Kilbehenny itself s a quiet village nestling beneath the Galtee mountains, bounded
by the river Funcheon and a little stream called the Behena.
There is now a beautifully restored community centre, which includes a fabulous ballroom,
reception area, IT and several meeting rooms which can be booked for classes, courses,
sport, parties and several other events.
It is of course, wheelchair friendly, the main hall has a capacity to seat up to
300 people, while our meeting rooms can facilitate up to 75 people.
As many climbers of the Galtees use it as a starting point, we are delighted to be
able to oblige them with facilities, such as a kitchen, dining area, showers and
Many events take place in the community to preserve the heritage and cultures of
the village, such as potato garden, card games, old-time dancing, crafts, knitting,
sewing, quilting, bastable baking etc.
The Mill River is a beautiful area of tranquility where many visitors rest their
weary bones, lapping up the peace and quiet.
This is also famous for the Annual Duck Derby which takes during our Festival.
The church grounds and graveyards, both old and new, are beautifully maintained by
There are many clubs, groups and activities for all, including Galtee Gaels, G.A.A
Kilbehenny cycling, I.C.A., social dancing, Bingo etc.
Note: The ruins of a 12th century medieval Protestant Church
are located on the site where Kilbehenny Community Centre now stands.