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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 174 members. Recently by: mickhanney, derekh, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Fatman1967, sperrinlad, pslat, Kapty, Philewis, pearnett, caiomhin, hivisibility, MichaelE, jimbloomer, Aidy
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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 1094th highest summit in Ireland. Knocknarea is the most northerly summit in the Ox Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknarea in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
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Enjoyable hike up a local mountain with fantastic views
by NeverAgain1985  2 Apr 2015
I haven't climbed Knocknarea since I was a small child but I did it St Patrick's day and it was nice and clear. Quite a few others climbing also. I wasn't too surprised when i got short of breath half way up this one, very steep towards the top, especially the gully. Be careful coming down as it is quite easy to fall or trip across rocks. Looks can be quite deceiving on this one as i went up with no water, big mistake. I couldn't wait to get a drink on way down. All in all there are fascinating views all around, over Strandhill and Sligo town and forestry on the mountain. Arriving at Maeve's Cairn at the top was a great achievement spiritually. Easy and peaceful walk all in all and it is great to have public access to it, something that is lacking in Sligo. I would definitely recommend this to tourists and its a great start to hillwalking. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/17901/
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