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Keeper Hill Mountain Sliabh Coimeálta A name in Irish
also Slievekimalta an extra name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Coimeálta [GE], 'mountain of guarding') Tipperary County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 694m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R82397 66697 This summit has been logged as climbed by 233 members. Recently by: fmacm, IndyMan, Peter Walker, ericjones, fitzsimj, Mushhaze, alank1235, hendycoco, hillwalker, melohara, PeakPaul, markmjcampion, ciarraioch, Tadgh MacCurtain, knockfierna77
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Longitude: -8.261434, Latitude: 52.75138 , Easting: 182397, Northing: 166697 Prominence: 627m,   Isolation: 2.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 582350 666734,   GPS IDs, 6 char: KprHl, 10 char: Keper Hil
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Keeper Hill Formation)

Keeper Hill, also known as Slievekimalta, gets its name from a little-known story about Sadb, daughter of Conn Cétcathach, raising her children Eogan and Indderb on this mountain after they had been rejected by their father Ailill Ólom, king of Munster. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 215-16) for details of the festive assembly which took place on Keeper Hill in mid-August. A stone circle in Bauraglanna townland on the NE slopes is known as Firbrega ('false men'). It consists of eleven orthostats of varying heights, with several prostrate stones around the perimeter. There is a large, flat recumbent stone in the centre [Archaeological Inventory of North Tipperary].   Keeper Hill is the highest mountain in the Shannon area and the 121st highest in Ireland.

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Walked to the top of Keeper Hill this morning. Th .. by enoonan   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
Check for forestry activity .. by Alca   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keeper Hill in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Distant view to the NW.
 
Long views from the summit.
by simon3  8 Aug 2013
Keeper Hill dominates the surrounding land of North Tipperary. You would need to go over 42km to the Galtys to find anything higher. Keeper Hill’s elevation and strategic position made it a critical point in the first triangulation of Ireland (1829-1832). Would you believe that observations were made from here to Cuilcagh at the Cavan/ Fermanagh border (164.4km) and to Baurtregaum on the Dingle Penisula (122.2km)?

The picture below is at around 310-320 degrees and shows a group of summits. I had great trouble working out what they are. I *think* the pointy one just left of centre is Corcóg (120.1km away) in the Maamturks and to its right in the clouds is Leenane Hill or Mweelrea. To the right of that I *think* the summit with the sharp descent is probably the Devismother North Top with a bit of the Sheefry ridge sticking up above it.

The pic has been reduced to red channel only to mitigate Rayleigh scattering. If anyone wants a larger version to help identify the summits, give me a shout. The primary triangulation observed Nephin (158.8km) though very likely this was done at night with limelight. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/15058/
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Winter Wonderland .. by hendycoco   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
Fast track to the top .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
A nice easy enough mountain. It can be climbed on .. by sliabh   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
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