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‘Gateway to the Galtees’



 (Galtee Mountains or Galtys )

(Irish: :Na Gaibhilte or Sléibhte na gCoillte)

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 excellent showering facilities 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 of the Galtees


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:























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.



Condon’s Corner - beautiful picnic site


Old church ruins and graveyard




Community Employment


Dancing  (Irish)


Dancing (Line)

Dancing (Social)


Girl Guides


Lady Birds

Little Tots


Walking Club

Kilbehenny   ‘Gateway to the Galtees’


Monthly 45 Drive Card Game


First Saturday each month



Mary  Casey 087 120 7067



With Caroline & Joan

Inner Stress to Inner Peace 

Wednesday nights 7.30pm     

€10 per class

Gentle Movement, meditation,

Relaxation and more.


Caroline 087 122 0116




Keep fit with Mila who just makes you smile!

A wonderful dance workout

Thursday nights 7.30 - 8.30

Pay as you go   €7 per night

New members always welcome


Mila 087 278 8166



Art Classes


Deirdre  085 784 4305




Community Night Walks


Keep fit for the Winter months

Every Monday and Thursday nights

90 mins  loop walk.   

Wear high-vis jackets and bring a torch


Contact Joe  085 705 0055

Social Dancing


Brendan Lee and Patricia


25th May

Everyone welcome




Sunday Night 8.30pm


Moss  Fitzgerald 087 821 4991


 ‘Gateway to the Galtees’

Painted and generously donated by the talented artist,

Deirdre Dunne

For Up-coming Events &

Weekly Activities


Click here

Ballroom Dancing


Phyllis : 087 767 5598




Darkness Into Light  4.15am


Local Venues :


Mitchelstown Leisure Centre

Ballyporeen Hall



For further details, visit https://dil.pieta.ie



Mountain Meitheal South East Volunteers

Peace - Perfect Peace

Yoga on the Galtees with Caroline