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‘Gateway to the Galtees’



 (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.


If you need any help or information, you can contact


087 8214991

We hope you enjoy these photos and explore the beautiful

Galtee Mountains!



Photos of the Galtees






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Dancing  (Irish)


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Walking Club

Welcome to Kilbehenny  (Irish : Coill Beithne)  Co. Limerick


R639 Regional Road on the borders of  Counties Limerick, Cork and Tipperary.


The ruins of a 12th century medieval Protestant church and graveyard

which may predate Christianity, are located on the site where the

Community Centre now stands.





















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.

For further information, contact :


Mary          087/2422660

Moss           087/8214991

Caroline       087/1220116


Many graves date back over 300 years. (Local History)

Amongst some of those interred in this graveyard is John  Mandeville

who was involved in the Irish Land League.   








If you wish to trace your ancestors, please note that Kilbehenny Graveyard has now been digitally surveyed


Please visit link:



Mary King Garden

Newly refurbished Community Centre

Kilbehenny   ‘Gateway to the Galtees’

Heading up the Galtees


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Kilbehenny Village, Gateway to the Galtees


Kilbehenny Community Centre 2016/2017