Are you interested in doing one of the best Sligo walks? Then, visit the ancient tombs of Carrowmore with us and trek up Knocknarea Mountain to the resting site of Queen Maeve of Connaught.
Some of the oldest passage graves in Europe can be found in a huge megalithic cemetery just south west of Sligo town called Carrowmore. Situated in rural, agricultural low land, there are over thirty surviving tombs.
Some were excavated so we have construction dates and artefacts. But who exactly built them? Why are these tombs different to all of the rest in Ireland? We will reveal all when you meet us on this interesting trail!
After visiting the tombs, we will start our trek to a mighty stone mound which is believed to cover the resting place of a famous Irish mythical Queen, Queen Maeve of Connaught. Passing a small famine village on the way up, gorgeous views open up to you. We will serve complimentary tea/coffee and treats during or after the trek for groups up to 16 persons.
Terrain: Varied- Uneven-grassy, rocky, some height
Duration at Carrowmore Tombs: 1 hour on easy path
Duration of hike up Knocknarea: 1.5/2 hrs on rocky terrain
*Please note there is an additional interpretive centre cover charge of 3.50 per person at carrowmore.
Meeting point: Either Sligo town or Carrowmore-you choose