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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 236 members. Recently by: tommccarthy, cathalferris, markwallace, IainT, fmacm, IndyMan, Peter Walker, ericjones, fitzsimj, Mushhaze, alank1235, hendycoco, hillwalker, melohara, PeakPaul
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Longitude: -8.261435, Latitude: 52.751416 , Easting: 182397, Northing: 166697 Prominence: 627m,   Isolation: 2.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 582350 666738,   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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Highest of the Shannons with good views and relat .. by group   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
At noon on September 4th, I kissed the dog and ba .. by beckett   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
Finders Keepers in the Silvermines .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
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beckett on Keeper Hill, 2006
by beckett  29 Jun 2006
At R781 652 D on the road from Toor to Newport you will meet a road running up into Ballyhourigan wood. On your right, you will find a car park hollowed out from the sloping forest. Proceed in a Northerly direction up to the first intersection of tracks at a barrier; here you will turn right following a westerly direction passing the sweat house (used in times of old for medicinal purposes), pass the sign for the mass rock, then pass a rather precarious and ugly looking gravel pit. After this, the track turns north and then briefly eastward as you climb gradually out of the woods. The eastern face of keeper hill will present itself to you with numerous small streams cascading down gulleys hewn into the side of the hill. The track eventually comes to a t-junction and you take the west going path, winding through some mature woods. Fast flowing streams run under the forest tracks before precipitating impressively down into the woods. At one or two of these points, you can stop to refresh yourself; the water is crystal clear and sufficiently cold to wash away any weariness at this point. The track continues west across the slope of keeper hill where you come across another junction that branches northerly in one direction and southwest down into the woods in the other direction. Taking the north-easterly route, you start the climb to keeper hill. The track is full of broken rock and is heavy going on the feet. As you approach the summit, you see the rather unsightly TV mast on your left. There is a cairn and some crags to the right. Take your refreshments there and enjoy the view of the Silvermines. Overall, this is a pleasant walk; a nice walk for a novice with tracks and paths through out. It takes around 180 minutes at a brisk pace to the summit and considerably less than that on the downward journey. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/2412/
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We parked at the old ball alleys just outside Too .. by deirdre.obrien   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
"A nice easy enough mountain" Hah! I did the Cloh .. by bob mologna   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
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