‘Gateway to the Galtees’
The Community Centre project was funded by EU Leader (Ballyhoura and South Tipperary),
Kilbehenny Community Hall and Voluntary Labour.
This funding covers all commitments made to date.
For further information, please contact:
Moss Fitzgerald (treasurer) +353 (0)87 8214991
Mary Rutkauskas-King Memorial Garden
Officially opened on Sunday 25th August 2013.
Dedicated to Mary Ruthkauskas-King 1927-2010, late of Carrigeen, her husband James,
their children, Mary, Robert, Katie, Patrick, Johanna, Jim, Cornelius, Margaret,
baby Terry and Terry .
We were most fortunate to have in our midst, Fr. John Casey, also a native of Carrigeen
who was home on holidays from Texas.
We are indebted to the King family for their generosity, and we hope when they return
to Kilbehenny the garden will be in full bloom.
See Gallery Mary Ruthkauskas
History of Mary King Garden
On 10th January 2013 Maryte Rutkauskas King of Canada made contact with Kilbehenny
Community Centre through this website.
She and her sister Kit, who resides in Manchester, had just been to Ireland and visited
Kilbehenny, their ancestral home.
They were thrilled to see our new Community Centre, and noticing that there was still
a lot of work to be done,very generously decided to become involved .
Their mother, Mary King who was born and grew up in Carrigeen, Kilbehenny, had a
wonderful appreciation of nature, especially the Galtee Mountains.
They suggested opening a Memorial Garden in her honour, and much to the appreciation
of the people of Kilbehenny, a hugely generous donation was lodged to Kilbehenny
Community Centre Account.
The project was carried out by local volunteers and will continue to be maintained
Thank you Maryte
Kilbehenny Community Centre
At the official opening of the hall extension 28th December 2016
L/r Pat Dalton, Caroline Conroy, Seán Ó Sé, Moss Fitzgerald, Mary O’Brien
Social Dancing is hugely popular in Kilbehenny
See Social Dancing
Foulke Fitzgerald ‘s Annual Special Friend’s Fundraiser
Here for History of Community Centre
Our Community Centre extends a huge welcome to new activities for 2018.
The facilities are of very high standard with the main hall seating up to 200 people.
The large floor space is perfect for classes such as Zumba, Line, Ballroom and Irish
dancing, Tai Chi and more.
To the right of the main foyer we have the Galty Suite suitable for smaller groups,
birthday parties etc.
The Bradfield and King’s Suite are ideal for meetings, classes and courses.
We have excellent canteen facilities, perfect for organising food, lunches etc.
If you’re planning to climb The Galtees or head off on a cycling tour,
we have top class showering facilities so you can freshen up on your return.
Tea, coffee, refreshments also available on request.
Kilbehenny Community Centre offers a variety of activities and services including:
Our Community centre thrives as an educational, social and recreational community
Our training rooms can be configured to suit any kind of event.
For more information or specific requirements, speak with one of our members (Contact
Tea and coffee and catering facilities available on request.
If you, or any of your friends have an idea and would like to run courses or classes,
please come along and chat with us.
Room hire is very reasonable and the atmosphere and layout is first class
with beautifully decorated comfortable and affordable rooms to hire.
We accommodate plays, concerts, and a variety of events
which help generate the funds required to keep our Community Centre going.
We welcome new groups to join the choice of classes on offer for the winter months::
Zumba, Yoga, Social, Line, and Irish Dancing classes.
We take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in running and supporting the
The volunteers work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure all events run smoothly
and are always conscious of Health and Safety.
Aerial view of newly extended Kilbehenny Community Centre
Deirdre Dunne, the Artist who painted and donated this beautiful depiction of
‘The Gateway to the Galtees’
Community Centre - Main Hall