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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 Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 691.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R82394 66704
Place visited by 395 members. Recently by: Marykerry, Leona-S, kieran117, rhw, Nailer1967, orlaithfitz, BarnabyNutt, knightsonhikes, ConMack23, ElaineM76, MarionP, Tuigamala, ToughSoles, jollyrog, Moirabourke
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Longitude: -8.261477, Latitude: 52.751483 , Easting: 182394, Northing: 166704 Prominence: 627m,  Isolation: 2.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 582347 666745,   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 Midlands SW area and the 125th highest in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Keeper Hill (<i>Sliabh Coimeálta</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: Keeper Hill from Silvermine Mountain E Top
Highest of the Shannons with good views and relatively few visitors.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, simon3, Peter Walker, aidand  30 Mar 2021
Close to Newport, Keeper Hill is a bulky hill, the highpoint of N Tipperary and one of the island's highest 'inland' hills. There is a large mast on top and hence a well maintained, but un-tarred, roadway to the top. It's a rarely-visited, steep hill that is surrounded by forest and a myriad of trails. Views from Keeper can be very good including the Galtys, Devil's Bit and further afield to the Maamturks.

W. Park near R78226 66593 starA at one of the entrances to Ballyhourigan Wood. Follow forest trails E as far as R80569 66339 starB and then you've two choices. Either a) stay on the track and fork left at R81739 65637 starC. This path will take you to the summit. Allow 90mins+
Or b) take a direct line for the summit, keeping to the forest edges as shown on the map until you break free and head steeply to the summit. 1hr+

S. Park either in the village of Toor or, if time is short, park with care near R81505 65038 starD. From the latter, walk E for about 100m and pass thru a gate on the left from where you can pick up a narrow track to the summit. Allow 2.5hrs return trip or 3.5 if starting at Toor

SW. Park at the forest entrance [R78040 65178 starE] and follow forest tracks incl. the Slieve Felim Way to R80569 66339 starB and choose as above.

NE. To reach the summit from the NE side use tracks incl. the SFW to get to R83117 66978 starF which is on the S side of the coum facing NE. There is a faint but useful track from here to the summit.

Notable tracks incl. track/2318, track/3407 and track/2171. Linkback:
Long views from the summit. .. by simon3   (Show all for Keeper Hill (Sliabh Coimeálta))
beckett on Keeper Hill, 2006 .. by beckett   (Show all for Keeper Hill (Sliabh Coimeálta))
At R781 652 I on the road from Toor to Newpo .. by beckett   (Show all for Keeper Hill (Sliabh Coimeálta))
Finders Keepers in the Silvermines .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Keeper Hill (Sliabh Coimeálta))
We parked at the old ball alleys just outside Too .. by deirdre.obrien   (Show all for Keeper Hill (Sliabh Coimeálta))
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