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‘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 by them,


Thank you Maryte

Kilbehenny Community Centre

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Hall Extension

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

Dancing (Social)

Social Dancing is hugely popular in Kilbehenny

See      Social Dancing

Foulke Fitzgerald ‘s Annual Special Friend’s Fundraiser



Here for History of Community Centre


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 resource 

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  Us)


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 Community Centre.


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