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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknarea in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from Lough Dhá Géanna
 
Lough Dhá Géanna
by swoop  15 May 2011
Looking west at Knocnarea from (Two Bird Mountain )Slieve DaEan. Ballisodare bay to left , and Sligo bay to right. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/6351/
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Enjoyable hike up a local mountain with fantastic .. by NeverAgain1985   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
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