Take the rugged trail to the top of Knocknarea to explore Maeve’s Cairn but remember it is forbidden to walk on this national monument.
This is a very rewarding climb and should take around 40 minutes to reach the top. The route covers a distance of about 2.5km and would be classified as a moderate climb. Sunrise and sunset are especially superb from the summit although we recommend that you bring water, good footwear and leave ample time to return down the mountain after sunset. Why not pack a picnic and your camera and spend an afternoon exploring some of Ireland’s finest sights all steeped in local history? We can guarantee you will not be disappointed!