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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
Place visited by 289 members. Recently by: Juanita, CaminoPat, Dalcassian, Grumbler, Wilderness, glencree, Roswayman, David-Guenot, eoghancarton, Derek90, High-King, GerSomers, finkey86, Aongus, 2theorchard
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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 116th highest in Ireland.

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KEEPER HILL 14thJan2010 .. by Buny Clare   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
A surprisinghly easy climb rewarded by stunning .. by ianmb   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keeper Hill in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Trig point with mast in the background
 
Highest in North Tipp
by TommyV  1 Nov 2018
Parking at Ballyhourigan forest car park at R78037 65294 A, it's possible to follow a Coilte track all the way to the mast at the top of this hill. On the way back down when you reach the forest track again off the mountain track at R80587 66331 B, it's possible to turn left (or right) depending on which direction you came up, to make a looped walk of the forest section on this walk. Not a very difficult walk for 694 meter mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/20147/
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Avoid muddy track at Ballyhourigan. .. by TommyMc   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
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