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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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Easy walk up a very dominant feature. .. by group   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknarea in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Queen Maeve's final resting place?
 
A stroll in Sligo.
by Brendan777  28 Jul 2010
This is a great hill for beginners or for someone who wants to give children a gentle introduction to the joys of hillwalking. From the sizeable carpark there is a stone path which winds its way past fields of cattle and horses up to a gate which is roughly halfway up the hill. After you pass through the gate there is a steepish grassy section for a bit, but if you take your time it is not too tiring. Before you know it you will be at the top where the views are wonderful. In particular, there is a great view of Benbulben keeping watch over the Sligo countryside. It is easy to see why WB Yeats was so fond of this part of the country. The photo shows the huge mound at the top of Knocknarea which is reputed to be Queen Maeve's tomb. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/5975/
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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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