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P.W. Joyce preferred the interpretation Cnoc na Riaghadh, 'hill of the executions'. Cnoc na Riogha, 'hill of the kings', has also been suggested. The huge cairn on the summit plateau is called Meascán Méabha, 'Maeve's mound'. It is considere
Knocknarea is the 934th highest summit in Ireland. Knocknarea is the most northerly summit in the Ox Mountains area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/