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 Kilbehenny

‘Gateway to the Galtees’

Kilbehenny

A 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.  

 

Bounded by the river Function and a little stream called the Behena, Kilbehenny is one of the prettiest villages in Munster and has been awarded the title ‘Village of Tradition’.

 

There is now a beautifully restored community centre, which includes a fabulous ballroom, reception area, IT and several meetings rooms which can be booked for classes, courses, sport, etc.

 

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.

 

Many events take place in our community to preserve our heritage and cultures, such as potato garden, card games, old time dancing, traditional Irish dancing, crafts, knitting, sewing, quilting, bastable baking etc.              

 

Accommodation
Glamping in the Galtees
21 foot Yurt,

Deirdre
+353 (0)85 784 4305
Palm Lodge
Bed and Breakfast,  Mitchelstown
Mary O’Connell
+353  (0)86 1080339
Bremer Lodge
Bed & Breakfast
Teresa Flynn
+353 (0)86 3273523
Kilcoran Lodge Hotel
Kilcoran Cahir  Co Tipperary
+353 (0)52 744 1288
Firgrove Hotel
Mitchelstown
+353 (0)52  24111
Clongibbon House Hotel
Mitchelstown
+353 (0)25 24288

 

Our Tidy Towns Committee was set up in 2008, and in that year, we secured a National Special Endeavour Award for the project carried out at Condon's Corner.   

                        

In 2009 our marks improved by 34, the highest increase nationally for any village, and for this we again received a National Special Endeavour Award.

 

We are delighted to say that Kilbehenny's results  improved by a further 12 points in 2010, proving that hard work and cooperation bring well-deserved rewards.

 

Fás workers and locals work together building stone beds, erecting hanging baskets, maintaining flower beds and grass areas.  

Bird boxes have been placed in strategic points and it's lovely to see the various species nesting there.  

 

The Mill River is a beautiful area of tranquility, where many visitors now rest their weary bones, lapping up the peace and quiet. 

 

The church grounds and graveyards, both old and new, are beautifully kept. 

Each year since first taking part in the Tidy Towns Competition, we have gained points and  received many compliments regarding our new projects

 

Kilbehenny is a village to be proud of and we are grateful to all who help in it’s upkeep

 

 

 

 

Services

 

Gardaí

Mitchelstown Garda Station

025 84833

School

Primary

025 84337

Religion

Fr. Richard Kelly

025 24040

 

 

 

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