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Keeper Hill

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OSI/OSNI grid  R823667
Elevation  694 m
Listing  Marilyn
Topo map  OSi Discovery 59
Parent range  Silvermine Mountains
Keeper Hill httpsthecurvyhikerfileswordpresscom201306
Location  County Tipperary, Ireland
Easiest route  Way marked from Doonane carpark through Ballyhourigan woods
Similar  Galty, Baurtregaum, Fauscoum, Mullaghanattin, Mushera

Keeper Hill or Slievekimalta or Sliabh Coimeálta (from Irish: Sliabh Coimeálta, meaning "mountain of guarding") is a 694 m (2,277 ft) mountain in the Silvermine Mountains of County Tipperary, Ireland.

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Map of Keeper Hill, Bunkimalta, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

GeographyEdit

The mountain is about 15 km east of Limerick City. Keeper Hill is the highest mountain in the Silvermines (and the wider Shannon area) and the 117th highest in Ireland.

Access to the summitEdit

There is a looped walk around the lower shoulders of Keeper Hill, to which the ‘hardy’ walker can add the ‘trek’ to the summit. This loop walk is part of the National Looped Walks and is marked using the standard purple National Looped Walk directional arrows.

ConservationEdit

On the slopes of Keeper Hill is a woodland of 3,300 hectares. The 300 hectare summit is blanket bog and Nardus grassland, considered of ecological importance. Keeper Hill is designated a Special Area of Conservation.

References

Keeper Hill Wikipedia


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