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"I was born to walk the road that runs from there to here, to learn to love and never have to fear"-Thom Moore

Lovely walk,history,lanscapes,seascapes,magnificent views,walks,trails,legends...pirates and queens..This mountain has it all.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Galway, Ireland

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Galway, Ireland
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely walk,history,lanscapes,seascapes,magnificent views,walks,trails,legends...pirates and queens..This mountain has it all.

Thank joecoughlan
Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Climb wasn't too difficult. Views were spectacular, was annoyed at top when saw some tourists climb the cairn, when people are specifically asked not to. 360 view is worth it.

Thank DeirdreH6
Sligo, Ireland
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Relatively straightforward climb, easily accessable for kids. Great view from the top. If you do go please stay off the Cairn!! So many signs but they just get ignored and you can see the damage that's been caused as a result.

Thank eoghanmcallister93
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised by reception at our hotel to take this hike. That was good advise. The driving route was well marked, there was ample parking and the trail was in good condition. I believe it is a 1.2 km hike to the top. Once there, the views are incredible. You have a great view of the ocean and Strandhill... More 

Thank mojodono
Sidney, Canada
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful view from the top of the hill. As you're making your journey up you get to hang out with some sheep that are wandering free along the side. Knocknarea is accessible from a couple of towns, making it a fun day trip. We started our journey in Sligo, walked to and up Knocknarea and then down into Strandhill.... More 

Thank Alanna R
Sligo, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good lead up pathway for first half of climb. Bring stick as aid for second part, for stability, could slip and have soft landing on your nether region if ground is a bit soggy, cant have soggy bottom, can we? Otherwise is a relatively easy climb. Great 360 degree allround view from the top of Sligo, see Carrowmore, Benbulben, Sligo... More 

Thank Eamonn W
County Sligo, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic climb and view is spectacular when you reach the top - rest areas to catch your breath if needed along the way -

Thank Tourist3393
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climb to the top and you get a bird's eye view of a good piece of Sligo. The hike to the top is not for those out of shape.

Thank sgt548
Athlone, Ireland
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a climb in the morning, from sligo to strandhill.It tooks us 2.5 hour to achieve it. We had a lovely sunny day, views from both sides were magnificient. From Sligo city to Strandhill sides, overview of the bays and different peaks were breathtaking. We managed to get to Maebh grave and had a good look at the different... More 

Thank fablecoq
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the afternoon hiking to the top of Knocknarea to see Maeve's grave. We did the hike in late March, so the weather was cool and some of the terrain was muddy, but so worth it once we reached the top. There are two ways to reach the top and we started on the far side by the water, which... More 

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