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Knocknarea Hill Cnoc na Riabh A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na Riabh [GÉ], 'hill of the stripes') Sligo County, in Binnion List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 327m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16,25 Grid Reference: G62610 34586
Place visited by 184 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, Wildrover, msammon, murphysw, mbourke, TommyV, Pinger, melohara, maryt, edelodowd, mickhanney, derekh, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Fatman1967
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Longitude: -8.574496, Latitude: 54.258764 , Easting: 162610, Northing: 334586 Prominence: 312m,  Isolation: 7.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 562567 834589,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc327, 10 char: Knocknarea
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

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 considered likely that it conceals a passage tomb, though it has not yet been excavated. For more information on the archaeology, see Transforming Knocknarea - the archaeology of a mountain by Stefan Bergh, Archaeology Ireland, vol. 14, no. 2 (2000), pp. 14-18.   Knocknarea is the 1096th highest place in Ireland. Knocknarea is the most northerly summit in the Ox Mountains area.

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A delightful hill to walk if you are in the vicin .. by Geo   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
Queen Maeve's Grave Dec 2010 .. by swoop   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
busy hill.. .. by scannerman   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknarea in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knocknarea heather in full bloom
 
An easy stroll for some wonderful views.
by garrettd  3 Sep 2014
Very pleasant stroll up from the car park at G637339 A. A sign indicates that there is no exiting the car park between 3pm and 5pm. This may be to do with the movement of cattle from the fields on the lower slopes of the hill. As most walks up and down Knocknarea are unlikely to take more than an hour, it would be a pity to get stuck in the car park for two more hours! A sign at the top implores people not to climb the cairn, which appears to be heeded on account of the good condition of the mound. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/17647/
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Queen Maeve Trail .. by aoifesaunders   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
Cnoc na Ri - hill of kings .. by sperrinlad   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
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