Thursday, 29 October 2009

Knocknarea Cairn

Just outside of Sligo is this large limestone hill, about 350 metres high. A great place to climb up to on a nice day. On top of the plateau is a huge stone heap. The stone heap is known as a cairn. It is believed that the cairn is the grave of Queen Maeve (also known as Queen Mab in English folklore). The cairn is 10 metres high and 55 metres across. For some strange reason, we have no photos of the cairn?? not sure what happened about that. So to see this amazing cairn, click on this link!

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