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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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Sunny Ballisodare Bay .. by swoop   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
A delightful hill to walk if you are in the vicin .. by Geo   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
Queen Maeve's Grave Dec 2010 .. by swoop   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
busy hill.. .. by scannerman   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
An easy stroll for some wonderful views. .. by garrettd   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
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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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