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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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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
Place visited by 191 members. Recently by: IndyMan, Peter Walker, jsg2307, devik, hgboyle, TommyMc, Eastwestcork, PaulNolan, Wildrover, msammon, murphysw, mbourke, TommyV, Pinger, melohara
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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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Easy walk up a very dominant feature. .. by group   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
A stroll in Sligo. .. by Brendan777   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
ALL ! of Sligo .. by swoop   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknarea in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From Standhill later in the day
 
Lots of interest
by Aidy  31 Aug 2015
Walked up from the car park to the east. As others have said, brilliant views for a very short, easy walk, and the added interest of the huge burial cairn on the summit. Also saw a few other interesting things on the way up - a stoat disappearing into the undergrowth near the car park, and fossils in the rocks exposed by the path about half way up. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/18279/
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Knocknarea has everything for the inexperienced c .. by hazyview   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
Sunny Ballisodare Bay .. by swoop   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
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