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Ox Mountains Area , Cen: Talt Subarea
Feature count in area: 18, by county: Sligo: 17, Mayo: 1, OSI/LPS Maps: 16, 24, 25, 31, 32, 33
Highest Place: Knockalongy 544m

Starting Places (13) in area Ox Mountains:
Belra, Glen Wood, Glenwood CP, Kingsmountain Wind Farm, Knockalongy, Largan Hill, Lough Achree, Lough Easkey, Masshill School, Queen Maeve's Grave, Rathcarrick Wood, Slishwood CP, Union Woods CP

Summits & other features in area Ox Mountains:
Cen: Annatoran: Annatoran 512m, Cloonacool 440m, Meenamaddo 330m, Sruffaungarve Top 400m
Cen: Talt: Knocknasliggaun 417m, Largan Hill 413m, Larganmore 276m
Cen: Tobercurry: Knocknashee 276m, Mucklety Hill 217m
N: Knockalongy: Cloonagh 349m, Knockalongy 544m, Knockalongy North-East Top 541m, Knockalongy South-West Top 521m
N: Sligo Hills: Doomore 272m, Killerry Mountain 293m, Knocknarea 327m, Slieve Daeane 275m, Slieveward 199m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knocknasliggaun, 417m Hill
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, Sligo County in Connacht province, in Carn Lists, Knocknasliggaun is the 867th highest place in Ireland. Knocknasliggaun is the second most westerly summit in the Ox Mountains area.
Grid Reference G37100 15600, OS 1:50k mapsheet 24
Place visited by: 23 members, recently by: andalucia, Colin Murphy, FilHil, GerryCasey, finkey86, magnumpig, eamonoc, markmjcampion, 40Shades, Garmin, ColinCallanan, suebrooks, chalky, madfrankie, Fergalh
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Longitude: -8.961914, Latitude: 54.085724, Easting: 137100, Northing: 315600, Prominence: 242m,  Isolation: 2.9km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 537063 815607
Bedrock type: Muscovite syenogranite, foliated, (Slieve Gamph Igneous Complex, Muscovite Granite)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc417, 10 char: Kncknslgn

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Summary for Knocknasliggaun : Fine Carn with great views.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2022-05-20 14:57:22
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Picture: The summit cairn
There are a couple of possible starting points to this hill. There is room for one (two at a squeeze) car at A (G37605 16401) beside a faded signpost. From here proceed south for about 250m through rough heather/reeds before turning SW up the grassy/steepish slope next to a small stream for 1.5km. The summit is a broadest area marked with a large cairn surrounding a trig pillar. Fine views in all directions.
An alternative if the first parking spot is taken is to proceed NW along the road for approx 800m to a second parking spot at B (G37051 17039). From there head SW, again through heather initially then shortish grass & rocks up a steep but manageable incline passing between Lough Alone & another tiny pond to attain the summit. Up and down allow 1.5 hours.
Member Comments for Knocknasliggaun

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Picture: Buried trig and Nephins
Magnificent Views
by paddyhillsbagger 4 Mar 2012
Started the walk at the 'Welcome To Mayo' sign C (G376 164) where there is just room to park on a side road. Followed part of a path beside the sign and information rock before turning left uphill. There are a number of sheep trails and tracks to follow, I only found them on the way down, which seems to suggest it's a popular climb despite the low usage on MountainViews. There is a little gully and stream ( used as the Sligo/Mayo border line) which I followed up to near the top where it levels off to give magnificent views of Lough Talt on one side, and the Nephins on the other.The trig itself is almost buried beneath the summit cairn. Give it about an hour up and down. Well worth a visit. Linkback:
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Picture: Knocknasliggaun across Lough Talt
A Lough Talt Circuit
by CaptainVertigo 25 Nov 2014
You may feel that I am ill qualified to comment at all on Knocknasliggaun since I have not yet been to its peak. In fact I have been up what is probably the best part of the mountain which hangs majestically over Lough Talt, one of County Mayo's hidden gems. The Lough can be found on the road from Ballina to Tobercurry, about mid way. I approached from the eastern tip of the lake and took the road that runs along the south of the lake to the base of the mountain. There's plenty of parking. I did a full circuit of the lake same years ago taking in part of Knocknasliggaun but the rest of the walk was at "ground level". I would highly recommend this area. A great combination of mountain and lake. Linkback:
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Picture: Near Sligo Mayo Border
Lough Talt View
by davsheen 29 Jul 2018
View of Lough Talt in the Ox Mountains Linkback:
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Great views from summit
by GerryCasey 1 Jun 2021
Started at C (G376 164) at the information sign too. Parked
on a side road opposite it where the road widened to leave space. Followed the wee stream and fence beside it straight up the hill keeping between the stream and fence. At approx point
D (G373 158) turn up the hill in a south/south west direction where the summit trig and cairn will be visible within a few hundred metres. Really lovely views from on top of Lough Alone and Lough Corskea and out to Ballina and Enniscrone and the Atlantic ocean. Linkback:
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Picture: Overlooking Lough Talt
Profitable detour
by Colin Murphy 28 Apr 2022
Although there are fine views from the summit area, one that isn't visible from the cairn is that overlooking Lough Talt, so I heartily recommend that your make a minor detour about 200m NWW from the cairn to E (G373 157) where you are presented with a magnificent view of the sizeable lough and surrounding landscape. Linkback:
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