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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 place has been logged as visited by 243 members. Recently by: strangeweaver, BathQueen, caseyc481, Dean, Lauranna, ckilm, Hadleigh, tommccarthy, cathalferris, markwallace, IainT, fmacm, IndyMan, Peter Walker, ericjones
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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 120th 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)
 
Long views from the summit. .. by simon3   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
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Picture: Keeper hill in the snow
 
Winter Wonderland
by hendycoco  6 May 2016
Keeper Hill is a great option for anyone interested in starting hillwalking. It consists of a looped walk with an option of branching off and walking to the summit of the hill. The 14km hike took me 3.5hrs to complete but could be done faster or slower depending on fitness. The views from the top are fantastic on a clear day. The last day I climbed it I was lucky to encounter snow at the summit..it was a real winter wonderland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/18518/
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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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