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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 234 members. Recently by: IainT, fmacm, IndyMan, Peter Walker, ericjones, fitzsimj, Mushhaze, alank1235, hendycoco, hillwalker, melohara, PeakPaul, markmjcampion, ciarraioch, Tadgh MacCurtain
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keeper Hill in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: One of the gullies with waterfalls on the way up Keeper.
enoonan on Keeper Hill, 2008
by enoonan  1 Apr 2008
Walked to the top of Keeper Hill this morning. The weather was good, broken sunshine but a good breeze. I started from the Ballyhourigan wood car park, R782 667 A. Heading along the forestry track in an easterly direction I passed two tracks going left before I took the third track to the left. I followed this track along the bottom of a number of gullies and waterfalls. I then took the next turn left onto a track where the surface was not as good as the previous ones. I followed this track all the way to the summit. On the top there is a TV booster station which you can hear humming from a couple of hundred yards away. There is also a trig point surrounded by a small cairn. There was a plaque that was newly laid at the trig point to a lady named Denise O'Brien. After a brief stop for a refreshment (and it was brief due to the high wind) I turned tail and headed down the way I came. On the way down I met a guy walking up. He was looking for his dog which I hope he found.
The round trip took about three hours and that was at a leisurely pace. The route is quite easy but the hard ground underfoot may make it tough on the feet for some. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/3025/
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Check for forestry activity .. by Alca   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
Long views from the summit. .. by simon3   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
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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