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Knocknarea

Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201
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Ranked #1 of 73 Attractions in Sligo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Mountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

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Aghoo, Sligo, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love the hike up Knocknarea. The walk itself is quick enough and the views on top of Knocknarea go as far as Donegal and Mayo. For more information on all what is outdoors related in Sligo, check www.outdoorfitnesssligo.com Peter

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very easy hike, gently meandering up the side of the mountain, albeit we wandered a little off the trail. Outstanding views of the county, with sheep and horses all around. Beautiful pictures, and this honestly is part of why Sligo was my group's favorite place in Ireland.

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Sligo, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a really worthwhile climb to Queen Maeve's cairn. It is a relatively short climb to the top where you can enjoy views in all directions, including the Ox Mountains, Lough Gill, and Slieve League in Donegal and on a clear day Croagh Patrick in the west. The terrain can be un-even under foot in places so I would... More 

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We enjoyed the hike to the top. There is a nice path that leads you up so there is no chance of getting lost. The view of Sligo and the ocean make for great pictures.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I first walked up Knocknarea as a young native of Sligo some 50 years ago and as I live abroad I try to complete this 2 hour walk ( approx.) whenever I revisit Sligo. The views from the top are just breath taking and on a clear day you can see for miles from south Sligo out over the Atlantic... More 

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Strandhill, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nice easy walk which only takes about 2 hours to do up/back, but views are spectacular and great feeling taking in the panorama

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Sligo, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you want amazing sights, a great walk and the freshest of air, then this is for you. Underrated this is fantastic so if you're the wild Atlantic way check this out, before lunch or coffee in strandhill

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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We followed the signs and arrived at the top of a hill beside a farm, a small coffee caravan and a parking lot. Not knowing exactly what to expect except a 1.2 km hike up to a cairn, we followed the trail up the hill. The first part was an easy slope that I believe was a small creek bed,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Carrowmore, the ancient graves that date back further than Newgrange, are close to Knocknarea, and should not be missed. When I was there they had a really good guide to explain the site. In fact, you can look up into the surrounding hills to the cairns. (The guide pointed them out to us.) Yeats often spent time taking walks there... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

There was good free parking at the sight. The hike up to the cairn was at times steep and I found it a bit hard going at times - but then I was overtaken by children running up all the stairs. Once at the top, the views were well worth the effort.

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