Knocknarea dominates the skyline over the Coolera peninsula and is one of the most striking landmarks in the entire country.
On a clear day from the summit, you can witness a panoramic view that is hard to rival. Overlooking the village of Strandhill, you can see the ocean to the west and the coastline towards Easky. Away to the north, east and south you can see mountains including Ben Bulben, rivers, lakes and woodlands.
The giant rocky cairn of “Queen Maeve’s grave” is clearly visible atop the mountain from various approaches to Strandhill. It is the largest unopened cairn in Ireland that is thought to conceal a neolithic passage tomb.