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Knocknarea, Sligo

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 380 reviews on the web
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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  • Things to note - Took 35 minutes to walk up. 25 on the way down (but I was really moving due to weather) Well sign posted to arrive by car. Sheep path with rock and mud. Don't forget a rock to throw o...  read more »
  • This landmark location is stunning to look at, the views from the top are incredible, and the historical & archaeological aspects are fascinating. There are a couple of options available for walking t...  read more »
  • This is a pretty hard walk. My wife and I were up and down in 45 minutes (we walk very quickly) but the last 1/3 of the way up is pretty steep and if you're out of shape you likely will either take a ...  read more »
  • Good place to go up with great views on Strandhill
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