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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)

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.

 

With showering facilities now 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

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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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Cycling

Dancing  (Irish)

 

Dancing (Line)

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Festival

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I.C.A.

Lady Birds

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Sport

Walking Club

Kilbehenny   ‘Gateway to the Galtees’

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Kilbehenny Notes for Avondhu by Caroline Conroy

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Most recent photos, see Gallery,:

Moments Captured, People & Places

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