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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
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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 120th highest in Ireland.

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sliabh on Keeper Hill, 2002
by sliabh  30 Oct 2002
A nice easy enough mountain. It can be climbed on its own in about 90 minutes but can also be linked with the Sivermines. If you are hiking Keeper, I usually start from the valley between the Silvermines ridge and Keeper itself. There is a spot on the road where you can park a number of cars. Leaving this behind on your right continue up the road to cross the stream and you will find a wide cattle track between two ditches. Follow this between the fields and up to the forestry. Then you can go up the left ridge or straight up the back of valley to the top. The latter is more difficult, especially at the end when the ground gets quite steep and it can be loose. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/186/
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kakamaka17 on Keeper Hill, 2006
by kakamaka17  27 Nov 2006
Hi there, I have been on this mountain this week-end (26/11/2006). The weather was all right (sunny spells), but on peek there was thick fog and winds. I say it was a good relaxing walk (approx 18km). Nothing very difficult since I parked my car in a parking lot, near the road from Newport, and I took the road to the peak. The walk took almost 4 hours.

I wanted to test the new GPS receiver that I bought (http://www.navsync.com/docs/Easi-Nav_CW19_Consumer.pdf). It's a nice device, with great sensitivity and accuracy, that lets you log your track. For this purpose I took my notebook with me. The track can be seen in the picture attached. The track is colored for for altitude information too (red - 123m; green - 409m; blue - 552m; violet - 694m). Hope you enjoy the walk as I did. Thank you! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/2563/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/552/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/6444/
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Buny Clare on Keeper Hill, 2010
by Buny Clare  10 Feb 2010
WHITE kEEPER Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/4356/
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YoungJohn on Keeper Hill, 2010
by YoungJohn  21 Feb 2010
We turned off the N7 at Toomevara, headed for Dolla at the next junction. Then we went through Silvermines for Kiloscully turning left before the village for the Ballyhourigan Woods. We followed the signposts for the woods and parked in the small carpark. The day was overcast and we met two fellow hikers who told us not to expect great views due to the mist. We followed the hiking signs along the route which was forestry road til the turn off for the summit. The mountain summit was shrouded but the snow still lingered in spots which was a pleasant surprise as were the waterfalls! After two hours we reached the summit. My friend being fitter than I and wearing only runners had led the way but both of us were happy to tuck into our 'summit' sambo's! We didn't linger long as the biting wind was finding us too easily and the mist wasn't helping the mood. We stood at the trig (yet another one of them in a cairn) for the usual photo's to prove our feat. It took an hour to get back down, God bless the inventor of walking sticks though one of the sticks had its moments. The best view was from near the turn off for the summit track. I could see Knockanora and the Devil's Bit range and the valley below. This was my first big trek of 2010 and despite the mist it was enjoyable. I hope to return to Keeper later in the year on a better day weatherwise. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/4383/
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