Queen Maeve's Tomb

queen maeveDistance: 54km

Time: 1 hour

Queen Maeve's Grave (Misgaun Maeve) is located at the summit of Knocknarea Mountain, which, at 1,014 feet, dominates the landscape to the west of Sligo.

Maeve was the warrior Queen of Connacht in Celtic mythology.

This enormous cairn atop Knocknarea is 55 meters in diameter by 10 meters high. Folklore says it was built for the mythical Iron Age Queen Maeve, whose father, the high king of Ireland, gave her Connacht as a gift.