‘Gateway to the Galtees’

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Galtymore (Irish: Cnoc Mór na nGaibhlte, meaning ‘Big Hill of the Galtys’ is a 919 m (3,015ft) mountain, the highest of the Galty Mountains and the 14th highest peak in Ireland.  

It is notable in that it is the only inland peak to exceed 3,000 ft.   The townsland that covers the southern face of Galtymore is Knocknagalty (Cnoc na nGailbhlte)   Galtymore sits near the middle of the east-west Galty Mountain ridge, to the east of Galtymore is Galtybeg (766m).

The slopes of Galtymore are steep, but the summit is broad, rounded and rocky.  This is due to the constant freeze-thaw action experienced by the summit during the last ice age.   The North face shows much evidence of glacial erosion.   It harboured a number of corrie glaciers, most of which are now occupied by loughs - Lough Diheen lies between Galtymore and Galtybeg, while Lough Curra lies between Galtymore and Slievecushnabinna.

Galtymore is not a difficult mountain to climb, (no special equipmenmt is needed), but the Galtees are steeper than many Irish mountains and the north face is often snow-covered in the winter months.   A popular start 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.






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Kilbehenny is a very 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.  It is bounded by the river Function and a little stream called the Behena

The beautifully restored community centre, which includes new hall, reception area, IT centre, meeting rooms, training rooms etc. will soon be completed.

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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Social Dancing Dates to note

Dancing in Kilbehenny Community Centre


Friday 25th April              Twice Shy (Colm Aungier)


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Ballyhoura Development needs your support



As we know only too well, Ballyhoura Development has been hugely instrumental and supportive in our Community Centre extension and refurbishment.


Unfortunately, it has now come to our notice that the Government is proposing changes which could lead to the closure of Ballyhoura Development.


Please show your support at one of the upcoming rallies to outline the impact of the work they do and to inform the public about the proposed changes::


Friday 11th April : Nano Rice Secondary School, Doneraile, Co Cork     7.30pm - 9.30pm

Monday 14th April: Community Centre, Cappamore, Co Limerick        7.30pm - 9.30pm


For further information, please contact:




Social Dancing


Social Dancing continues in Kilbehenny Community Centre on Monday Nights from 8pm - 10pm.  


To add to the atmosphere, you will be treated to a ‘cuppa’ and lovely home baking, compliments of Mary & Mattie.


Everybody welcome!




Kellie turns the first sod for

Kilbehenny Potato Garden 2014