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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 245 members. Recently by: DeltaP, thomas_g, strangeweaver, BathQueen, caseyc481, Dean, Lauranna, ckilm, Hadleigh, tommccarthy, cathalferris, markwallace, IainT, fmacm, IndyMan
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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 116th 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)
 
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Finders Keepers in the Silvermines
by Bleck Cra  9 May 2010
Sandwiches ‘til they were coming out of your ears; clever and witty commentary; hospitality akin to a bear hug; and attention to detail that belied the easy-going saunter that was the day. Author of same? The wonderful Aonach ar Siuil Walking Club and their first and fabulous festival this weekend. Alas the Cra could only make a flying visit (“flying" – geddit ?) for the A walk on Saturday – so no Blister Balls (oosps) or lingering farewells: just a demented clatter from the North and back same day. A seven hour walk which is tough to make a true Grade A with such gentle hills, but not impossible; at least as advised by the lolloping, kick-boxing, lightning-foot daughter of Medb that lit out with me for the summit of Keeper Hill. It seems you can launch from the valley floor and ascend into the corrie through foot-high heather until you beg for mercy. Anyhoo …… Aonach ar Siuil, very well done – clever tricks like staggered start times for the different grades, grub and water at strategic points on the walk, the Mountain Rescue and Civil Defence throughout the hill and my favourite, the Start’n’Stop point, Ryan’s Pub. Keeper Hill is not a huge challenge but does her own thing with location, views and greenery, which are all stunning. “Pretty”, I think is a good description – round, warm and welcoming; and what she has in particular is that characteristic unique to Irish inland hills: whereas in Scotland, Wales and England, the view from a summit tends to be a landscape of more devil peaks, from Keeper Hill at virtually every point is countryside as pretty if as flat at Katie Melua. As a must-do, probably a 6; as a worth-doing, a resounding 10 and so in equal place with the Nenagh festival. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/4702/
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At R781 652 D on the road from Toor to Newpo .. by beckett   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
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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