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“rugby club”(23 reviews)
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All reviews crepes rugby club car park queen maeve easy climb stunning views well worth the effort worth the climb wooden steps great hike steep walk short climb resting place walking boots take your time half way sligo bay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walk up the new stairway built from the strandhill road side opposite the garage to a fair way up, or use the track on the other side of Knocknarea out the top road. and turn left when you get to the trail - about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our time ,took us 2 hours but we had our 7 year old with us,just need good walking boots as stony in places and can be slippery ,but walk itself not to steep.just bring water and hat as can be cold on very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olearysamantha123
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Really nice walk on a good day the views are top class. Their are now two easy routes to go up the mountain. The old route just outside Strandhill has goog parking but the road to it is a little narrow but not too bad....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PatrickCalry
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Didn't know how to set to queen meaves trail side of mountain with the boardwalk. Started from side where crepes van is. Was blessed with a sunny warm day. Views were amazing!!! When we got to top we walked towards queen meaves trail and could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SONeill333
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Easy parking place, nice walk / climb up the hill, beautiful view. Please note that the weather in the mountain changes very fast.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathi1809
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Climbed up with the kids (4 and 6). Started on the old trail on the far side of the mountain. Kids were well able it only needed help at the last part of the ascent. Great views from up at the cairn they really loved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank si_man2983
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Knocknarea looks easy from the bottom but it can be a bit of a climb,(broken ankle last year) some parts are steep and be careful of your step as the stones and rocks are moving and unsteady underfoot. But a very enjoyable climb. The view...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cidsgym
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Started off our climb in gorgeous sunshine but half way up a blizzard started. So socaking wet and freezing cold we ordered crepes, tea and coffee from Martina in the car park. They were the absolute best crepes ever, with honey, rhubarb or my favourite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Trudi D
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

1st of all wear good footwear, the terrain is difficult and slippery when wet. You will get to see beautiful views as you climb and maybe at the top of it's not in the clouds (as it was for me). I have a fear of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emser81
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The last time I went up there was July 2018, the first time in 1997. Stunning view from the top of the Knocknarea down to Strandhill, to Rosses Point, Sligo and the mainland. The shorter way up through the wood starting at Dolly's Cottage is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lmaher8
12 July 2018|
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Response from LizaG409 | Reviewed this property |
Hi -- I agree with QGJohn. I did encounter some families but the children appeared around 10 and older. I think it would be rather exhausting for the 4 yr. old but if you are ok with lots of stops/rests, you could probably... More
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deirdrarichardson
25 June 2018|
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Response from SuffolkTed | Reviewed this property |
Hi, start from either Sligo rugby club car park in Strandhill or the Ransboro side of Knocknarea where there is a car park and tea hut. You can walk the loop from either starting point.
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Van W
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Response from PeterADH | Reviewed this property |
Yes regular bus service form in front of the Train station
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