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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 283 members. Recently by: Roswayman, David-Guenot, eoghancarton, Derek90, High-King, GerSomers, finkey86, Aongus, 2theorchard, TommyMc, jgdarcy, MagdaK, jamesmforrest, a0c, Dan2010
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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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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)
 
Highest in North Tipp .. by TommyV   (Show all for Keeper Hill)
 
Avoid muddy track at Ballyhourigan.
by TommyMc  2 Jan 2019
Tree felling operations are currently ongoing at Ballyhourigan Wood and it looks like they will continue for some time. As a result the trail around there is very very muddy.

In the meantime, it's probably best to use the car park at Doonane and access the mountain first using the blue/yellow trail and then the red trail which you will meet 2/3rds of the way up. A long, gradual and worthwhile walk. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/117/comment/20237/
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