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Ox Mountains Area
Place count in area: 20, OSI/LPS Maps: 16, 24, 25, 31, 32, 33 
Highest place:
Knockalongy, 544m
Maximum height for area: 544 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 490 metres,

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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 1097th highest place 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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/3303/
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Picture: a cold grave !
 
Queen Maeve's Grave Dec 2010
by swoop  24 Dec 2010
I visited the top of Queen Maeve's grave a few days ago , before heavy snow. Nice walk with excellent views. Hot coffee required at summit ! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/6178/
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Picture: Knocknarea, july 2012
busy hill..
by scannerman  19 Aug 2012
Took a sortie up Knocknarea last week after heavy rain ran every single other vistor! I had'nt realised it is such a busy place. Very interesting though and some great views in every direction .. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/14765/
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Picture: Knocknarea heather in full bloom
 
An easy stroll for some wonderful views.
by garrettd  3 Sep 2014
Very pleasant stroll up from the car park at G637339 A. A sign indicates that there is no exiting the car park between 3pm and 5pm. This may be to do with the movement of cattle from the fields on the lower slopes of the hill. As most walks up and down Knocknarea are unlikely to take more than an hour, it would be a pity to get stuck in the car park for two more hours! A sign at the top implores people not to climb the cairn, which appears to be heeded on account of the good condition of the mound. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/17647/
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Picture: Elevated Steps through the forest on the Queen Maeve Trail
Queen Maeve Trail
by aoifesaunders  8 Jun 2015
Although I've hiked Knocknarea many times in the past, I took the newly opened Queen Maeve trail for the first time last weekend. It starts from the Rugby Club in Strandhill, which is from sea level, as opposed to the old route from the Car Park which is already half way up the hill. This trail is unique in that it consists of a purpose built elevated stairway through the forest, which is a little intimidating at first as it is quite narrow and there is a lot of traffic on the trail. But it is a beautiful new route to a favourite easy enough Sunday stroll. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/18012/
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Picture: Queen Meabh's cairn ontop of cnoc na ri
 
Cnoc na Ri - hill of kings
by sperrinlad  30 May 2016
an enjoyable and easy walk with amazing views over the province and beyond, its not surprising the name translates as the hill of kings Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/18553/
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