Knocknarea Mountain, Sligo, Co Sligo

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: April 21, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Sligo
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Knocknarea Hill west of Sligo town is well known for its flat topped cairn which is believed to be the resting place of the legendary Queen Maeve of Connacht. The tomb has been classified as a Neolithic passage tomb and is estimated to be the largest in Ireland outside of the Boyne Valley measuring some 55 meters across and 10 meters in height. A large number of hut sites have also been found. This is a very rewarding climb with spectacular views in all directions, including the Ox Mountains, Lough Gill, and Slieve League in Donegal and on a clear day Croagh Patrick in the west.

1. Knocknarea Mountain, Sligo, Co Sligo

Altitude: 187 m