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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  • I recommend the most, nice walk can be a little demanding but on the route is a lot of amenities. Nice view.
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  • On a recent hiking trip, part of our group ascended Knocknarea. This is a difficult, almost straight up walk/hike that will take your breath away quickly. It starts rather easy, then changes to a boar...  more »
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  • The trails are well maintained. It’s not a difficult hike to the top, but also not easy. The views along the way are spectacular. If possible, start from the car park and cross the mountain down towards the sea.
  • Very nice walk, not too difficult, amazing views. I specially loved walk in the forest. Definitely recommend
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