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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 233 members. Recently by: fmacm, IndyMan, Peter Walker, ericjones, fitzsimj, Mushhaze, alank1235, hendycoco, hillwalker, melohara, PeakPaul, markmjcampion, ciarraioch, Tadgh MacCurtain, knockfierna77
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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: Keeper Hill from Silvermine Mountains E Top
 
Highest of the Shannons with good views and relatively few visitors.
Short Summary created by simon3, Peter Walker, aidand,  25 Aug 2013
Keeper Hill is the highest point in North Tipperary and one of the island's highest 'inland' mountains. There is a large telecommunications mast on top and hence a well maintained, but untarred, roadway to the top. The easiest route is from Ballyhourigan Wood, near the small village of Killoscully. Follow the main roadway upwards for about 3 km until it levels out. Turn left and walk on for another 3 km until you reach a fork in the track. Keep left here and follow the track up to the summit. Allow 3 - 4 hours for the return trip.
To reach the summit from the NE side use tracks to get to R83117 66978 A which is on the southern side of the coum facing NE. As of 2013 there was a faint but useful track to the summit.
Views from Keeper can be very good in fine weather including the Galtys and the Maamturks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/4877/
 
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)
 
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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