Day Trip to Knocknarae

Posted on: July 17, 2015

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On the top lies the remains of wild Queen Maeve of Connacht’s Cairn (grave) – dating back to 3000 bc!  The tradition is to carry a stone and place on the cairn – bringing you luck!  The mound is now 200 feet in diameter and 30 feet high!

The view from the top is breathtaking – on a clear day, you can see as far as Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo to Sliabh League in Co Donegal!

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When you have completed the walk, go to Standhill, a few miles away on the Wild Atlantic Way – take a stroll along the stand or the beach (famous for surfing).  Don’t forget to call into Mammy Johnston’s (shop at the corner) – a choice of over 30 different flavoured ice cream or to Shells Restaurant where you will get locally produced food, freshly baked breads and cakes catering for all tastes and diets.