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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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Easy walk up a very dominant feature. .. by group   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknarea in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Boardwalk through the tress.
 
New Comment: 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 B. 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 C is a must. The Venue Bar is a must for a few pints and food. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/926/comment/20156/
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A stroll in Sligo. .. by Brendan777   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
ALL ! of Sligo .. by swoop   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
Lots of interest .. by Aidy   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
Knocknarea has everything for the inexperienced c .. by hazyview   (Show all for Knocknarea)
 
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