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Ox Mountains Area   N: Sligo Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 18, 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 Connacht Province, 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 1100th 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 (<i>Cnoc na Riabh</i>) 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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/6351/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknarea (<i>Cnoc na Riabh</i>) in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from top
Enjoyable hike up a local mountain with fantastic views
by NeverAgain1985  2 Apr 2015
I haven't climbed Knocknarea since I was a small child but I did it St Patrick's day and it was nice and clear. Quite a few others climbing also. I wasn't too surprised when i got short of breath half way up this one, very steep towards the top, especially the gully. Be careful coming down as it is quite easy to fall or trip across rocks. Looks can be quite deceiving on this one as i went up with no water, big mistake. I couldn't wait to get a drink on way down. All in all there are fascinating views all around, over Strandhill and Sligo town and forestry on the mountain. Arriving at Maeve's Cairn at the top was a great achievement spiritually. Easy and peaceful walk all in all and it is great to have public access to it, something that is lacking in Sligo. I would definitely recommend this to tourists and its a great start to hillwalking. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/17901/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknarea (<i>Cnoc na Riabh</i>) in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Boardwalk through the tress.
 
A walk fit for a Queen.
by TommyV  2 Nov 2018
A nice hike up Queen Maeves trail to the large cairn at the summit. This hike starts in the village of Strandhill, head East on the R277 until you reach the newly constructed trail up the North West side of the hill at G61946 35871 starA. This will take you on a lovely trek through some woods and along sections of boardwalk up to the large cairn at the summit. It's possible to extend the walk by ascending down another trail on the East side of the hill and follow the road back around the West side of the hill into Strandhill. If doing this, a little detour to walk along The Secret Glen at G62471 33421 starB is a must. The Venue Bar is a must for a few pints and food. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/20156/
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