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Knocknarea

Sligo, Ireland
353-71-61201
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Ranked #2 of 77 attractions in Sligo
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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DERRY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Only intended to visit Strandhill but on way back passed by and decided to climb. Not overly tiring but well worth the effort not only for the history but also the views. Allow 2 hours and take the shorter slightly steeper route to the summit rather than the sharp left turn and up through the gully.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

It seem harmless enough, but boy there are areas that are steep!! It a great heart and lung workout. However, it is all worth it as the 360 views from the top are breath taking.. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It is quite easy to climb and when you get too the top the view is lovely! its a great way to pass time on a nice afternoon. We brought the dogs up too and everyone else is good with keeping their dogs on a lead!

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Dublin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a fairly easy walk, although there are some patches with loose stones where an extra bit of care is needed. Great views once you make it to the top provided its a fine day. There is a car park at the bottom with portaloo toilet facilities. Locals say you must carry a small stone up to the top... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went hiking part way up the mountain - I would have loved to continue but it began to rain and hail and the trail was too slippery. I would definitely try to go back and do the whole hike someday!

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Tullamore, Ireland
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15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The walk is highly recommended but is only possible on a day with reasonably fine weather. The day we went the water was cascading down the walkway from the recent storms. Before you go you would need a fairly accurate weather forecast.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Good on a bad day , great on a fair day & excellent on a great day. Views are out of the world , can see , windmills in arigna , sliabh league in Donegal, lough gill in sligo ,ox mountains & beyond, sligo bay , Strandhill , rosses point & much , much more. Uphill climb but doable in... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

one of the best views in the country. Less than an hour to get up, with the stunning views over Sligo Bay.

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Sligo, Ireland
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a wonderfully historic hill with much to offer in terms of views. It's a manageable walk with the reward of seeing queen Meadbh's tomb and a lovely scene of strandhill. Particularly lovely on a cool clear crisp morning.

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Pick a nice day to climb as it's for the view from the summit which will make the climb worthwhile. Also bring a little picknic and rest for awhile to take it all in.

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