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Knocknarea, Sligo

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Walk to the summit of Knocknarea, a mountain with loose stones believed to contain a Neolithic tomb. Though the cairn of Queen Maeve of Connacht has not been excavated, it is thought to cover a passage tomb. Hike the paved walkway up to the top of this limestone hill for views of County Sligo (expect it to take about 45 minutes to reach the summit). Experience the natural beauty of this 327 m (1,702 ft) mountain, which has been a significant figure in Irish myth and a meeting place for rituals in the Neolithic era. The mountain and cairn were mentioned in many poems by Yeats. Put Knocknarea into our Sligo vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sligo.
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  • Climb the new walkway from the Strandhill Road access point or take the old walk. You will have exercise fresh fresh air and stunning views of a magnificent panorama. The boardwalk adds a little fun t...  more »
  • Three of us, plus my sister-in-law's dog, took a wonderful walk up this path to Queen Maeve's burial mound. It was a sunny, but very cold, day, and the walk was a great outing with some spectacular vi...  more »
  • Great views, a place filled with history and legends. It's steeper than Benbulben though, so don't be surprised if the journey is more tiring. 
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  • Such natural beauty with great views
  • Good place to go up with great views on Strandhill
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