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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
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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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Walked to the top of Keeper Hill this morning. Th .. by enoonan   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keeper Hill in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Spoonful of ice
 
Fast track to the top
by Colin Murphy  29 Nov 2010
Pressed for time and with just a few hours light left, I ignored the parking area opposite the handball alley to the east of Toor, which is a popular starting point for Keeper Hill, and chanced driving up the narrow road at R810 643 B to see how far I could get. After about 1km it deteriorated to a track and I came to a sort of muddy T-junction at R815 650 C and I found my path blocked by two tractors! Luckily the elderly, toothless farmer looked kindly on my plight and moved the tractors, then directed me about twenty metres to the right of the junction where there was room for a car or two. Having parked I continued up this lane to the right about 100 metres where a gate warned me to 'beware of the bull'. The farmer's son told me 'not to worry about that' and even opened the gate for me! A few yards past the gate a short narrow track heads northwards directly towards Keeper, which opens out into a nice, steep grassy slope. From there on it was straightforward climb to the NW, very steep in parts but the terrain not too uneven, a mixture of grass and short heather. It was a beautiful, clear frosty day and the trig pillar at the top had been decorated with a spoon (!) (see pic) which the wintry conditions had adorned with some wind-blown ice crystals. I suppose at least its better than graffiti. Parking where I did had probably saved me a good hour and I was up and down in 2.5 hours, so it's a good place to start if you're short of time. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/6169/
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A nice easy enough mountain. It can be climbed on .. by sliabh   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
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