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Knocknarea, Sligo

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Mountain Nature / Park
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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  • Amazing experience as it will allow you to combine a great walk with the discovery of a celtic heritage site. I have been amazed to discover that the walk is very weel indicated, with a lot of informa...  more »
  • This is a very special walk/climb to the mythical burial cairn of Quenn Maebh of Connaught. Absolutely a must if you are visiting Sligo, as apart from the stunning views is have a wonderful feeling of...  more »
  • Walking path is "overdone" and not natural any more. A lot of stairs. Made for unexperienced people. Takes about 1 hour to go up from Strandhill. Roundtrip possible but about 7 km on the road on the w...  more »