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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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kakamaka17 on Keeper Hill, 2006
by kakamaka17  27 Nov 2006
Hi there, I have been on this mountain this week-end (26/11/2006). The weather was all right (sunny spells), but on peek there was thick fog and winds. I say it was a good relaxing walk (approx 18km). Nothing very difficult since I parked my car in a parking lot, near the road from Newport, and I took the road to the peak. The walk took almost 4 hours.

I wanted to test the new GPS receiver that I bought (http://www.navsync.com/docs/Easi-Nav_CW19_Consumer.pdf). It's a nice device, with great sensitivity and accuracy, that lets you log your track. For this purpose I took my notebook with me. The track can be seen in the picture attached. The track is colored for for altitude information too (red - 123m; green - 409m; blue - 552m; violet - 694m). Hope you enjoy the walk as I did. Thank you! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/2563/
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