Located in North County Tipperary, the name Mauherslieve (mathair sliabh) is correctly translated "mother mountain" -- although it is also referred to as sacred hill.
On its welcome sign, the nearby village of Rearcross proclaims itself to be the land of ancient tombs, beautiful scenery and deer sanctuary.
The surrounding group of mountains is known as the Slieve Felims, the highest of which is Callaun Hill at 426m. There are some 20 tombs and cairns located at the tops of the mountains here, and the views, even after a long climb, are exceptionally beautiful.
There is also plenty of undisturbed forestland to serve as a habitat for the deer.