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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 175 members. Recently by: edelodowd, mickhanney, derekh, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Fatman1967, sperrinlad, pslat, Kapty, Philewis, pearnett, caiomhin, hivisibility, MichaelE, jimbloomer
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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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Easy walk up a very dominant feature. .. by group   (Show all for Knocknarea)
A stroll in Sligo. .. by Brendan777   (Show all for Knocknarea)
ALL ! of Sligo .. by swoop   (Show all for Knocknarea)
Lots of interest .. by Aidy   (Show all for Knocknarea)
hazyview on Knocknarea, 2008
by hazyview  11 Sep 2008
Knocknarea has everything for the inexperienced climber- ease of access, rough path, great sense of history (& mystery!) and an unbelievable view of the North West Atlantic coast from the top. Climbing Knocknarea recently inspired me to take up mountain climbing. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/3302/
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Sunny Ballisodare Bay .. by swoop   (Show all for Knocknarea)
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