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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.

We hope you enjoy these photos and explore the beautiful

Galtee Mountains!



See Gallery  for beautiful photos


Welcome to Kilbehenny


 (Irish : Coill Beithne)  Co. Limerick


Location:  R639 Regional Road on the borders of  

Counties Limerick, Cork and Tipperary.



Kilbehenny  itself s a quiet village nestling beneath the Galtee mountains, bounded by the river Funcheon and a little stream called the Behena.


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

It is of course, wheelchair friendly, the main hall has a capacity to seat up to 300 people, while our meeting rooms can facilitate up to 75 people.


As many climbers of the Galtees use it as a starting point, we are delighted to be able to oblige them with facilities, such as a kitchen, dining area, showers and lockers.


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

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

This is also famous for the Annual Duck Derby which takes during our Festival.

The church grounds and graveyards, both old and new, are beautifully maintained by Coislea participants.


There are many clubs, groups and activities for all, including Galtee Gaels, G.A.A Kilbehenny cycling, I.C.A., social dancing, Bingo etc.


Be assured that there’s always a welcome for you in Kilbehenny.










Note:  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:



























Community Employment


Dancing  (Irish)


Dancing (Line)

Dancing (Social)


Girl Guides


Lady Birds

Little Tots


Walking Club

Kilbehenny   ‘Gateway to the Galtees’


Kilbehenny Notes


By Mary O’Brien




Kilbehenny Community Centre