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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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Hi there, I have been on this mountain this week- .. by kakamaka17   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
The main route up Keeper from the eastern (Killos .. by aidand   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
Keeper of the Hill
by Asho-and-Dave  29 Jul 2011
Went to Keeper Hill with my dad a few months ago. On the way to the walk we missed the turn off. It was badly sign posted. When we got to the car park we parked the car and I started the hike with my dad.
The forest was a pleasant walk. But when we left the forest it became very windy. Soon the wind died down. When we reached the top we saw great views of Lough Derg and the surrounding towns. Beautiful waterfalls and plants. We had a great day.

On a sunny and windy day remember to bring
1. sun glasses
2. warm drink
3.water
4. phone
5. wind coat (light rain jacket)
6. IF IT IS A VERY SUNNY DAY AND YOU ARE WEARING SHORTS AND A T-SHIRT REMEMBER TO WEAR SUN CREAM Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/6444/
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WHITE kEEPER .. by Buny Clare   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
We turned off the N7 at Toomevara, headed for Dol .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
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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