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 Kilbehenny

‘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 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.

 

With excellent showering facilities available at Kilbehenny Community Centre,

many visitors are delighted to return to Kilbehenny to freshen up, and enjoy hot food.

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!

 

 

See Gallery  for beautiful photos of the Galtees

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Welcome to 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.  See (Local History)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The majestic Galtee Mountains are visited by thousands each year

and many wisely use Kilbehenny as their starting point.

Our newly extended Community Centre is an ideal venue for walkers

with all the facilities one needs:

tea, coffee, showers, toilets etc.   It is also wheelchair friendly  

 

 The main hall has a capacity to seat up to 300 people

and our meeting rooms can facilitate any number. between  20 - 75 people,

so is perfect for birthday parties, celebrations, meetings, etc.

 

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Condon’s Corner - beautiful picnic site

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Old church ruins and graveyard

Bingo

Brownies

Cards

Community Employment

Cycling

Dancing  (Irish)

 

Dancing (Line)

Dancing (Social)

Festival

Girl Guides

I.C.A.

Lady Birds

Little Tots

Sport

Walking Club

Kilbehenny   ‘Gateway to the Galtees’

Accommodation

Monthly 45 Drive Card Game

 

First Saturday each month

8.30pm

 

Mary  Casey 087 120 7067

Yoga

 

With Caroline & Joan

Inner Stress to Inner Peace 

Wednesday nights 7.30pm     

€10 per class

Gentle Movement, meditation,

Relaxation and more.

 

Caroline 087 122 0116

 

Zumba

 

Keep fit with Mila who just makes you smile!

A wonderful dance workout

Thursday nights 7.30 - 8.30

Pay as you go   €7 per night

New members always welcome

 

Mila 087 278 8166

 

 

Art Classes

 

Deirdre  085 784 4305

 

 

 

Community Night Walks

 

Keep fit for the Winter months

Every Monday and Thursday nights

90 mins  loop walk.   

Wear high-vis jackets and bring a torch

 

Contact Joe  085 705 0055

Social Dancing

 

Checkers

Friday 20th April

Mary  087 242 2660

 

 

Bingo

 

Sunday Night 8.30pm

 

Moss  Fitzgerald 087 821 4991

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 ‘Gateway to the Galtees’

Painted and generously donated by the talented artist,

Deirdre Dunne

For Up-coming Events &

Weekly Activities

 

Click here

Ballroom Dancing

 

Phyllis : 087 767 5598

 

 

 

Coislea Vacancies

Galtee Gaels named Club of the Year 2017

Mountain Meitheal South East Volunteers

Peace - Perfect Peace

Yoga on the Galtees with Caroline