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Knocknarea

Sligo, Ireland
353-71-61201
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

From much of the Sligo area you can see the pile of stones on the distant mountain that is Knocknarea. It has a type of calling and if you get the chance on a fine day you should answer that call and make the journey. Your car can bring you to a small car park on the side of the... More

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Smithville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

As others have stated the climb is tough and if not in shape it could be a challenge. My husband and I made it about 3/4 of the way up, found a grassy knoll and sat and enjoyed the beautiful view. Even though we did not make it to the top it was a wonderful afternoon.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A little tough as it was a very hot day. It starts off as a reasonable incline that had a lot of running water for a few hundred metres, then it starts to incline a little more steeply until you reach a bench on relatively flat ground. Then the climb begins, it rough underfoot and lose and the grass areas... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a short 45 minute hike- straight up. 360 degree views of the area. BEAUTIFUL. Combine this hike with Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery.

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Stevensville, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Queen Maeve's Tomb was very impressive, but not among the best in Ireland in terms of the tomb itself. That said, how could you not go up there, since you see the tomb on top of Knocknarea from 45 miles away all around Mayo and Sligo? From the top, one finds the remnants of famine houses, and additional megalithic sites... More

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Decatur, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I'm not in good physical shape, so this climb was a bit tough - but with plenty of stops along the way, I made it to the top! The view is absolutely stunning - especially after accomplishing the hike! If you have a few hours of time on a nice, sunny day - make the effort to climb Knocknarea. You... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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142 reviews 142 reviews
39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

From the top of this hill is a fantastic view of the surrounding area. The walk is relatively easy overall with a short incline towards to the top.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While the most noticeable mountain in County Sligo is Benbulben, Knocknarea is a close second. Moreover, it has the advantage of being accessible to most with only a moderately strenuous 35 minute walk and has striking Queen Maeve's Cairn on top. The views from the top are extraordinary; something beautiful in every direction, especially if you go around to the... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I would recommend this climb to anyone young and old as it is more a hill walk then a mountain. The views when you get to the top are wonderful especially on a clear day. A must see in Sligo....

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Montana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We climbed Knocknarea on a beautiful, sunny day. The views are just spectacular, but you do have to work for them a bit. The walk is gradual up to the last part, which is a little tougher. But it is so worth it.

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