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Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201

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A real Sligo gem

This is a wonderful climb about 45 mins to the top where there is stunning views of the Sligo area. At the top is the cairn or tomb where Queen Meave is buried. just take your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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sligo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful climb about 45 mins to the top where there is stunning views of the Sligo area. At the top is the cairn or tomb where Queen Meave is buried. just take your time and enjoy the views.

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Sligo
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Knockn area is the beautiful mountain that Queen Meave is laid to rest. It's a wonderful Mountain to climb and easy to access. This is a wonderful way to pass a day.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A great hike up a moderate hill to ancient cairn and beautiful views. Only 15 minutes from Sligo town.

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Galway. Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Stunning scenery. Visited Yeats grave. Some very good restaurants. Shopping quite good but a bit expensive. Choose your hotel wisely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We live in Strandhill and so climbing Knocknarea is an activity we do often. It's the perfect walk for seeing the panoramic views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Enjoyed climbing Knockerea with family and friends. It was a chilly, windy day, but it added to the sense of adventure. The walk up the new stairs through the woods is challenging, but fun. No hand rails, so not for the faint of heart. The views are spectacular, and the ancient cairn at the top is also climb able. We... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

On a good day we had a wonderful hike up through the woods top out at the cairn. Took a walk westerly and enjoyed a packed lunch enjoying the awesome views over the Atlantic washed coastline . It's ok to park at the rugby club parking area . Take your time on the way up to stop and enjoy the... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were in Sligo for a few days and one day we climed Knocknarea. The walk up was ok - we had proper boots but as it was fine weather we didn't really need them but if the weather was a bit wet, the walk would be much tougher. It took us about 40 mins or so to get to... More 

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Enniscrone, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We climbed up the new path today in lovely sunshine. Gravel paths and hundreds of steps helped us wind our way up the mountain. The new path is very well done, with thousands of sleepers in a boardwalk type climb. We are fairly unfit, so it's still a tough climb but very achievable . Saw a good few kids doing... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Superb views from the summit, for so little effort to get there! Great carpark, well signposted. Walk suitable for young families and the unfit!

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Address: Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo

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