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Keeper HillMountainSliabh Coimeálta A name in Irish also Slievekimalta an extra name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Coimeálta [GE], 'mountain of guarding')TipperaryCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock
Height:694mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59Grid Reference: R82397 66697This summit has been logged as climbed by 241 members. Recently by: caseyc481, Dean, Lauranna, ckilm, Hadleigh, tommccarthy, cathalferris, markwallace, IainT, fmacm, IndyMan, Peter Walker, ericjones, fitzsimj, Mushhaze I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/