Knocknarea – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
- Elevation: 329 m
- Best months to climb: May, June, July, August, September
- Convenient center: Sligo Town
Knocknarea Climbing Notes
Editor from IRELAND writes:
Located near Sligo towards Strandhill / Carrowmore.
<br/>Directions: From Sligo- go past Sligo Showgrounds (Sligo Rovers) on past St Mary's Gaa Club and Mitchell Curley Park, Continue out country road, until just after Primrose Grange House you will see a sign for the Cairn.
<br/>Access: Car Park at base.
<br/>Glorious Views on a clear day.
<br/>Ancient burial place of Queen Maeve.
<br/>Moderate walk but can be a bit slippy during wet weather.
<br/>Just over 1,000ft high. With large cairn on top.
<br/>Passage tomb circa 3000BC !
<br/>Duration from 30 to 45 mins depending on fittness and pace. Longer if you take the time to look out over Ballisodare Bay, The Ox Mountains and Sligo.
<br/>Fantastic Views from the top including the hills of Donegal as well as views of Coney Island, Sligo Town and towards Strandhill.
<br/>Visitor Centre at Carrowmore Megalithic Tombs ( ~2Km Beyond Ransboro Church / Roundabout) for archealogical information.
<br/>passage tomb dating back to 3,000BC.
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