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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 177 members. Recently by: melohara, maryt, edelodowd, mickhanney, derekh, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Fatman1967, sperrinlad, pslat, Kapty, Philewis, pearnett, caiomhin, hivisibility
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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
Picture: Central and very bumpy is Slieve Daeane with Killerry left of it in this view of ascent.
 
Easy walk up a very dominant feature.
Short Summary created by simon3,  15 Feb 2011
The distinctive flat-topped shape of Knocknarea with the large 10m high tomb on top is a natural magnet from a long distance in Sligo, particularly to the west of the town and towards Strandhill. It's very visible from the N4.
One place to start from is at G6369 3394 A where there is a substantial carpark. The summit is then around 1300m NW which should take around 25 minutes at a leisurely pace. The view from the top is magnificent, including much of the Ox Mountains and the Dartrys such as the Castlegals and Benbulben, as well as the indented coastline of Ballysadare Bay and Sligo Harbour. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/5685/
 
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)
 
Knocknarea has everything for the inexperienced c .. by hazyview   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
Sunny Ballisodare Bay .. by swoop   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
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