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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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Geo on Knocknarea, 2008
by Geo  12 Sep 2008
A delightful hill to walk if you are in the vicinity, altough i'm about 16 years away from the last time I climbed it, as a student in the then Sligo RTC now IT. A lovely three hours or so of a walk out of Sligo town up to the cairn, take in the lovely views (on a fine day) and then down again. God be with the days!!! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/3303/
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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)
Cnoc na Ri - hill of kings .. by sperrinlad   (Show all for Knocknarea)
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