Visits For October, 2004

Sunday, 10th October 2004

Knocknarea and Knocknashee

I set off very early for Sligo and arrived at Carrowmore early morning. What a sublime place it is despite the destruction of so many sites. I wanted to see a friend (who wasn't round) and to get to a few of the tombs that I hadn't managed to get to. Today was the last day that Carrowmore was open, so I am glad that I didn't leave it yet another week!

After going to another site in the area I set off southwards to take a good look at the land-locked Knocknashee - a Knocknarea-type hill to the east of the Ox Mountains. What an incredible mountain it is. My aim was to look at a selection of tombs to the NW of the hill to try and assess their relationship with this 'Hill of the Fairies'. What I discovered was quite a surprise!

I had also intended to climb up Knocknashee to take a look at the passage tombs on its plateau, but when my legs saw how big it actually is they said, "No Way!"

I will come back another day and make this pilgrimage-like climb the first thing I do on the trip. It's nice to have another thing to look forward to!

Carrowmore Tomb 27 (Co. Sligo)Passage Tomb1 New Image
Carrowmore Tomb 36 (Co. Sligo)Passage Tomb4 New Images
Carrowmore Tomb 37 (Co. Sligo)Passage Tomb6 New Images
Clover Hill (Co. Sligo)Passage Tomb7 New Images
Cabragh (Co. Sligo)Wedge Tomb8 New Images
Cabragh (Co. Sligo)Wedge Tomb9 New Images
Knockadoo (Co. Sligo)Wedge Tomb3 New Images
Carrowmurray (Co. Sligo)Wedge Tomb4 New Images
Knocknashee (Co. Sligo)Sacred Hill3 New Images
Court Abbey Cemetery (Co. Sligo)Rath1 New Image
Kilvarnet (Co. Sligo)Church3 New Images
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