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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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  • It is a bit of a hike all the way up, but nothing bearable. I would recommend it to anyone really, just take your time. Lots of family's with small children too. View is amazing, definitely worth the ...  more »
  • Easy climb which even young children can manage. Stunning views all along the route and breathtaking once you reach the top. 
  • A nice hillside walk, not too steep and not a difficult walk. The 360 views at the top are worth it. 
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  • Such natural beauty with great views
  • Good place to go up with great views on Strandhill
  • Nice
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