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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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Hi there, I have been on this mountain this week- .. by kakamaka17   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
aidand on Keeper Hill, 2009
by aidand  13 Mar 2009
The main route up Keeper from the eastern (Killoscully) side is a bit of a slog up a forest track. There are tv masts on top and this route is regularly used by 4WD vehicles used to maintain them.

Keeper can also be climbed from the northern (Toor village) side. Follow the Slieve Felim Way and then divert off up in the forest. This route is a bit longer but more interesting. For a more challenging route try that described by "Sliabh" from Glenculloo on the south-west side.

Complete your walk by a visit to Ryans Pub in Killoscully. Dat's Rite you might meet Pat Short and de guys from de telly. It'is not often you get to have a pint on the most famous barstools in Ireland. Really a lovely country pub. It s only open evenings and weekends. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/552/
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When I got to the top of Keeper I'd wished I'd ta .. by Lynchieboy   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
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