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Knocknarea

Sligo, Ireland
353-71-61201
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Ranked #1 of 70 Attractions in Sligo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Type: Mountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice walk and great views at the top. Just what we needed after a night of over indulgence in the Sligo pubs.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very much worth any effort to get to the top. I'm pretty fit so found the hike easy but I understand why others comment on the steepness. Worth going to Carrowmore first to get an understanding of the burial tomb at the summit.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

When we got out of the car in the car park we had to wait until the sheep had been herded down the lane before we could start our walk - a truly Irish traffic jam! The walk up to the summit isn't too difficult as long as you are careful once the path stops. The cairn at the top... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I cannot really say more than is in my title other than have a think as to whether's take a rock to the top to put it on the Cairn for Queen Maeve who some say is buried here. the view on a nice day is magnificent with both ocean and hills visible

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