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Address: Sligo, Ireland
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The veiw from the top is worth the effort.

Our ancestors had a reason for choosing this as a pilgrimage/burial site. If your lucky to get a good day, the views are astounding. If not the mountain is so steeped in history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our ancestors had a reason for choosing this as a pilgrimage/burial site. If your lucky to get a good day, the views are astounding. If not the mountain is so steeped in history that it is still worth a trip up. The path is well maintained, so it's an easy walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely walk to the top of knocknarea you now can ascend one of two ways either from the strandhill road opposite the rugby club or from the glen road on the other side of the mountain, (the strandhill road side is more challenging and not for the elderly or very young. ). A pleasant walk with lovely views from... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Near strandhill , this walk takes no more than hour half, up and 40 mins down . We did it with a 4 & 7 year old. Lots of steps, lovely forest, mountain heather trail and Queen Maedbh grave of course

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Thank Louise C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Knocknarea is definitely worth a visit when in Sligo. The views of Sligo Town and the surrounding area from the top are spectacular and worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the hike up to see this incredible passage grave and all the huge stones placed around the grave. The views were stunning and the trail well marked and easy to follow. The top portion was quite steep but manageable at a slower pace. Well worth the climb. Imagine our delight when we returned to the car park... More 

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed the hike to the top of Knocknarea. We are active seniors and made the round trip hike in a couple of hours. The view was amazing and the trails were well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are two ways to climb this majestic mountain. The Strandhill village way and the original way. I didn't walk the Strandhill way, but have been told it is longer, but easier. There is a free, decently sized car park at the base of the original walk. Here you'll find a really friendly woman working in a stall where you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great hike for a fine day but we were not so lucky with the weather. Went a little further than half way but saw no point in going further as nothing could be seen due to the mist. Our time was limited so could nit try again on this visit. Maybe another time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started the bottom of Knocknarea in fine weather, which slowly deteriorated. Most of the walk is very easy, there was one bit towards the top which got difficult, and the wind didn't help, but all in all it's not a very difficult walk. There are amazing views from the top (and on the way up). If it had been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great workout walking up via the strand beach side. More gradual slope and scenic via the hike up from the car park side. Definitely spend some time up top taking in the views of the surrounding area ! The views are beautiful on a clear day. It was rainy when we went so it was a bit slippery on the... More 

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