From the low vantage point of Carrowmore, if you study the mountain ranges that ring the surrounding valley, you’ll notice a stone cairn in the center of each one. (As any local schoolchild will tell you, from certain angles this has the effect of making them look decidedly, well, boob-shaped.) One of these is the unexcavated Knocknarea. Local legend has it that this is the grave of the “fairy queen” Queen Maeve—better known to most people these days as Queen Mab, the subject of one of the most famous speeches written by William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. If you have the energy to make the relatively gentle 30-minute climb to the top, the views are extraordinary.
County Sligo and Yeats Country
County Sligo and Yeats Country› Attraction
Knocknarea, about 6.4km (4 miles) west of Sligo, Co. Sligo
Our Rating Neighborhood Signposted from small farm road between Cullenduff and Knocknarea, and from R292 heading south from Strandhill. Follow signs for Mescan Meadhbha Chambered Cairn. Prices Free admission (open site) Other No phone
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