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

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The first (s)top when visiting sligo

Decided to make hill walking a reality with two children when visiting Sligo. We took the new path up from the rugby club. light rain and wind did not bother us on the way up or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Decided to make hill walking a reality with two children when visiting Sligo. We took the new path up from the rugby club. light rain and wind did not bother us on the way up or down only at the top while looking at Maeve's grave. Our children loved the forest walk the best. While spending another 4 days in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The hike to Queen Maeve's tomb was fantastic! Starting in the cow pasture and then winding up a hill to the massive cairn at the top. Take some rocks up from the bottom of the hill to add to the pile. Gorgeous panoramic views. Walk down the other side to Strandhill if you want a change of scenery.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Ok, please know that if you're trying to hike up to Maeve's grave, then prepare yourself for a trek. Like the kind the hobbits did in Lord of the Rings. This cairn is located up a mountain. A mountain! First, you must hike the path leading to the cowgate where, once passed, you are officially in grazing land. And walking... More 

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Strandhill, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I've been going up the new hike on the Strandhill village side of the mountain since last February a few months before it was fully open. Now it's finished it's great and a nice difference to the old route on the other side. It's a mix of steps & boards taking you from the bottom to near the top when... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great way to spend a few hours and take in some super Sligo views. Can be accessed from the Glen side of the mountain via a trail or the new boardwalk from the village side. This is steeper and views are excluded at times by the trees. Personally I prefer the Glen route as there are views at all times

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The new path way which starts across from the rugby club in Strandhill is excellent. Pick a clear day if possible. Took about 50 min to go up. Great views all the way. Ensure to bring a jacket or warm top as it can be colder at the top with the wind chill. Care should be taken on the boardwalk... More 

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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great way to spend a few hours. We hiked the mountain, up and down in around 2 hours 30 minutes, trails are excellent and the hardest part of the hike has a raised platform for getting you to the hard to reach places. We were told to go for the path nearest the petrol station as it... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I climbed Knocknarea yesterday with my son. We used the new route that starts beside the Rugby Club in Strand hill. The new route is very good except that the timber steps and walkway is too narrow. Coillte used only two wooden planks when they should have used 3 or 4. I am old and my balance is poor so... More 

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knebworth,herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I never get tired of climbing Knocknarea,the view from the top is spectauclar and they have put new signage up to explain various features on the way up. Parking is free. The path to the top is approx 1km long and starts as a gently sloped path of rough stone slabs and loose stones but becomes much steeper at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The climb to the top of Knocknarea takes only 20 minutes each way. It is well worth the effort especially on a sunny clear day, when you will be able to see the highest sea cliffs, Slieve League, in Europe overlooking Donegal Bay right down to Croagh Patrick in Co.Mayo. You will also get a full view of the entire... More 

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

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