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Point of Interest

Queen Maeve's Grave

5 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Chris
Chris
January 10, 2021
The summit of Knocknarea provides panoramic views of Sligo and the North West of Ireland and is a magical place where land meets sky. Park at Sligo Rugby club carpark, which is a 30 min drive from the guest house.
Clive
Clive
November 20, 2019
A nice 2 hour hike to Queen Maeve's grave on top of Knocknarea
Linda
Linda
July 12, 2019
Learn more about this fiesty woman
David
David
June 24, 2017
This enormous cairn atop Knocknarea is 55 meters in diameter by 10 meters high. Folklore says it was built for the mythical Iron Age Queen Maeve, whose father, the high king of Ireland, gave her Connacht as a gift. Archaeologists believe it may really date back to 3000 BC, but who is to say that…
Kathleen
Kathleen
May 21, 2017
This is an relatively easy mountain to climb and there are stunning views from the top. You can climb it from Strandhill village and also from Grange North side. The complete loop around takes approx. 2.5 hrs.

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Location
Strandhill, County Sligo