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All reviews crepes rugby club car park queen maeve easy climb stunning views well worth the effort worth the climb wooden steps great hike steep walk short climb resting place walking boots take your time half way sligo bay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to tackle this mountain and what a great choice. Climb steep in places but definitely worth it. We went up the old path and down the new path. Views amazing. Highly recommend this!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lovetravellinglots
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 327-metre high limestone hill on the Cúil Irra peninsula is located between the bays of Sligo and Ballysadare, with a huge cairn on the summit, called Maeve's Cairn, believed to date back to around 3000 BC. We used the path beginning at Queen Maeve's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Great walk up the new stairway built from the strandhill road side opposite the garage to a fair way up, or use the track on the other side of Knocknarea out the top road. and turn left when you get to the trail - about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed December 30, 2018

We took our time ,took us 2 hours but we had our 7 year old with us,just need good walking boots as stony in places and can be slippery ,but walk itself not to steep.just bring water and hat as can be cold on very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olearysamantha123
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Really nice walk on a good day the views are top class. Their are now two easy routes to go up the mountain. The old route just outside Strandhill has goog parking but the road to it is a little narrow but not too bad....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PatrickCalry
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Didn't know how to set to queen meaves trail side of mountain with the boardwalk. Started from side where crepes van is. Was blessed with a sunny warm day. Views were amazing!!! When we got to top we walked towards queen meaves trail and could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SONeill333
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Easy parking place, nice walk / climb up the hill, beautiful view. Please note that the weather in the mountain changes very fast.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathi1809
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Climbed up with the kids (4 and 6). Started on the old trail on the far side of the mountain. Kids were well able it only needed help at the last part of the ascent. Great views from up at the cairn they really loved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank si_man2983
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Knocknarea looks easy from the bottom but it can be a bit of a climb,(broken ankle last year) some parts are steep and be careful of your step as the stones and rocks are moving and unsteady underfoot. But a very enjoyable climb. The view...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cidsgym
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Started off our climb in gorgeous sunshine but half way up a blizzard started. So socaking wet and freezing cold we ordered crepes, tea and coffee from Martina in the car park. They were the absolute best crepes ever, with honey, rhubarb or my favourite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 12, 2018|
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Response from LizaG409 | Reviewed this property |
Hi -- I agree with QGJohn. I did encounter some families but the children appeared around 10 and older. I think it would be rather exhausting for the 4 yr. old but if you are ok with lots of stops/rests, you could probably... More
June 25, 2018|
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Response from SuffolkTed | Reviewed this property |
Hi, start from either Sligo rugby club car park in Strandhill or the Ransboro side of Knocknarea where there is a car park and tea hut. You can walk the loop from either starting point.