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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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  • Good lead up pathway for first half of climb. Bring stick as aid for second part, for stability, could slip and have soft landing on your nether region if ground is a bit soggy, cant have soggy bottom...  more »
  • A fantastic climb and view is spectacular when you reach the top - rest areas to catch your breath if needed along the way -  more »
  • Climb to the top and you get a bird's eye view of a good piece of Sligo. The hike to the top is not for those out of shape.  more »