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Knocknarea

Sligo, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 77 Attractions in Sligo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Knocknarea mountain, just over 300 meters, can be seen from all over County Sligo (and from a number of surrounding counties). The distinctive... more »
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Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A 25-30 minute walk up a steep hill was totally worth it for the breathtaking views over Sligo. The weather was lovely but a bit windy at the top but otherwise an amazing experience.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The climb up Knocknarea was challenging at times,but very doable.I am amiddle age grandma, fairly in shape, and I made it.My husband and I were so glad we did this-views from the top were fabulous. We were lucky to walk part of the way with 2 shepherds and their sheep dog and got to watch them do their thing and... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I am middle aged and a smoker, I tackled the climb to the summit on a very hot day in September 2014. The walk starts at a gradual incline but once you pass the 'kissing gate' the climb gets steeper with no path to follow - not to be tackled when wet - and I had to stop several times... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you wish to see a spectacular set of views north to Donegal and Sliabh Liag and south to Achill in Mayo and beyond, this short 1.2 km walk and climb to the top of Knocknarea will not disappoint. A very special place

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NJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The hike is short [less than a mile], steep, rocky and scenic. Views were great from the top, even on a hazy rainy day. I imagine it would have been spectacular with clear weather. Small vending hut at the bottom for snacks/coffee.

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