Silvermine Mountains


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The Silvermine Mountains are a mountain range situated in County Tipperary in Ireland. The highest peak of the range is Slieve Ciamalta or Keeper Hill at 694m high.There are three Special Areas of Conservation in the Silvermine Mountains, Silvermine Mountains, Silvermine Mountains West and Keeper Hill.The range is often referred to as the Silvermines Mountains or simply The Silvermines however the recognized name is Silvermine MountainsThe village of Silvermines is located to the north of Keeper Hill and has been a mining centre since the 14th century.Slieve Felim WayThe Slieve Felim Way, a 43km long-distance trail through the Silvermine and Slieve Felim Mountains has a trail-head in the village of Silvermines. It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by Shannon Development and Coillte.