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. Make your Sligo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Amazing scenery and so easy to climb it doesn't take long and it's well worth it to take in the Sligo scenery  more »
  • Nice walk, lovely views from the top, definitely worth doing on a sunny day! Suitable for all ages and families!  more »
  • Went up here on Sunday weather wasn’t the best but said we would keep going.parked in the Strandhill rugby clubs carpark which is opposite the pathway. Once up the gravel path there are great views ov...  more »
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  • Nice hicking. Good for groups and families. Nice wonderful view. Excellent spot for photographers. Good exercise. It would take 3 hours approx. Car parking and coffee placed are available. Don't miss stand and read about sacred spot of Meabh's cairn. You can not stand on or climb or take stone from there. If you want to see a photo of this place from above, I have some drony photos of there.
  • Very pleasant walk, great views on a clear day.
  • Very scenic walk / hike and brilliant view south to Mayo and north to Donegal. Magic!
  • Great family friendly walk less than 1.5 hours
  • Nice hike uphill. Takes about 40 minutes to go up. 360 degree view from the top. The cairn on top of the mountain is said to be the grave of a mysthical ancient Queen Meave.

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