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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
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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)
 
An easy stroll for some wonderful views. .. by garrettd   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
Queen Maeve Trail .. by aoifesaunders   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknarea in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Queen Meabh's cairn ontop of cnoc na ri
 
Cnoc na Ri - hill of kings
by sperrinlad  30 May 2016
an enjoyable and easy walk with amazing views over the province and beyond, its not surprising the name translates as the hill of kings Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/18553/
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