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Address: Sligo, Ireland
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Nice hike!

Super easy but nice hike. Since there are stairs all the way up it's doable for everyone. View from there is absolutely stunning. Also there are information about Queen Mave's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super easy but nice hike. Since there are stairs all the way up it's doable for everyone. View from there is absolutely stunning. Also there are information about Queen Mave's grave, which was interesting to read!

Thank liiseke
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went up here the morning after a heavy session on the booze. I got a cab driver to drop me up and back for a roundrip of 20euro. It didn't take too long to reach the summit and even less to come down. A nice handy hill walk to blow off the cobwebs.

Thank patrickcI695KF
Ballina, Ireland
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climbed Knocknarea from Strandhill Rugby Club side. There are gravel paths or steps all the way up. Just a bit muddy, wet and slippery at the very top. The climb isn't too difficult, but you need good knees for all the steps! The views are breathtaking, and about halfway up there is flat pathway where you can just take time... More 

Thank Eily1961
Sligo, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Completed this walk with two of my sons from the Strand hill sidesign of the mountain. Beautiful scenery, well worth the effort. There is seating around the half way point, just before you enter the forestry section of the walk where you can take in views of Strand hill and Sligo bay. When you get to the top you see... More 

Thank Nollaig59
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked to the top of Knocknarea with my boyfriend and wasn't disappointed with the beautiful views once we reached the top! It's a short enough walk but very steep in places.

Thank Cathymc83
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52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This walk was a bit hard for me, being unfit at the time, but it was well worth the effort. Luckily we got a mostly clear day and you can see for ages, the view is really worth the climb. Very serene too, I went in May and we only saw a couple of other people the whole time we... More 

Thank rebecca m
Cavan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Myself and my husband did this walk during the summer and is well worth the effort. Have done both the old walk up and down the same way and also the newer one up the steps opposite strandhill rugby club. Beautiful scenery

1 Thank shar1967
Sligo, Ireland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A must see in Co Sligo, to visit Queen Maeve's cairn. There are 2 ways of getting to the top of Knocknarae Mountain. We took the steep side with steps. Either way you go, once you get to the top you'll soon forget the climb as you gaze at Benbulben Mountain, the bay and surrounding farmland.

1 Thank Lori H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I'm not what anyone will consider "fit"😀....so if I can do it then anyone can too! I went with 3 children ages 3,7&10. They were eager to get up to the top, the most difficult part was the "300 metres" steep steps (it seemed like it'll never end!). There are 2 main ways of climbing Knocknarea; drive half way and... More 

1 Thank Irene T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Literally. If you are not able bodied do not attempt! But if you can manage to make it to the summit, you are in for a real treat my friends. The mountain itself is subject, like everything else in Ireland, to bouts of weather. If you go on a perfect day there will be miles of views all around that... More 

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