Galbally is a small picturesque village in the south of County Limerick in the Glen of Aherlow. It won the overall Tidy Towns Competition in 1994 and has won the many awards since.
Galbally and its surrounding countryside is archaeologically and historically important to the region, in particular Darby’s Bed (Duntryleague – the fort of the three pillar stones), an ancient site from which much fable and folklore abound.
It is a majestic megalithic passage grave dating back to perhaps 6000 years or more and legend has it that Diarmuid and Grainne rested here on their flight from the angry Fionn MacCumhaill.
The remains of Moor Abbey a Franciscan Friary dating to the early 13th century is also located close to the town.Galbally is also an ideal location for a wide variety of activities with indoor facilities and a number of sports fields for rugby, soccer and Gaelic games.
Galbally has a number of County Football Championship title. Galbally is also an ideal base for hill walking due to its location, while those interested in geology or archaeology will find Glencliff Gorge, just north of the village, of great interest..
The Glen of Aherlow is situated between the Galtee Mountains and the Slievenamuck Mountains consisting of unspoilt countryside for sixteen miles. The Glen of Aherlow route takes you through the village of Lisvernane , which offers a breathtakingly beautiful vista, and further along the route is the picturesque hamlet of Rossadrehid (www.aherlow.com).
Rail (nearest station Limerick Junction) - 15 mins by car