Ontop of this short mountain is a big Cairn made from stones. The stones block a passage way to the tomb of Queen Meave who ruled the provinces in around 3000BC. Around the area, between the mountain and a nearby lake are several "Giant Graves" which contain the Queens chieftians. These tombs were excavated in the 1980's and thousands of ironage tools and pottery were found.

Elevation (feet): 1,078
Elevation (meters): 329
Continent: Europe
Country: Ireland
Range/Region: Ireland
Latitude: 54.258889
Longitude: -8.574722
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Belfast International
Convenient Center: Sligo Town

Thanks to Wayne Baker and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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  • Log #19377 - by trevorh on Nov 14, 2006
    An easy jaunt less than 20 mins up from knocknarae car park (Not 45 mins as on sign)spectacular views of donegal sligo leitrim mayo A fabulous but more hairy ascent is from culeenamore hiking up...