Knocknarea ~ Ireland

Hello fellow Globetrotters!
This is the end of my first week I spend WWOOFing in Ireland on a small farm in the area of Sligo.
On the last day we went up onto the large hill “Knocknarea”.
We were actually pretty convinced that we would get soaked on our way up, due to all the dark rainclouds hanging around.
But as you will later on see the sun came out, it even felt like it had been warmer than any of the days before.

Want to see more of Irish sheeps? Well, one of the post about a Mountain walk I did in Ireland is full of them.
I always really liked sheeps but the Irish sheeps were just on another level.

Apparently there are two ways to go up there, we took the new one up, which was actually quite hard getting up all the steps.
I would redommend wearing sturdy shoes and don’t forget your rainjacket! In the end it is still Ireland, the wheater can change in a matter of seconds.
If you are looking for things to do in the area of Sligo, I would recommend going up there. It is not only a really nice walk in itself but in addition to that you get an amazing view from up there. Across the blue sea and the beautiful landscape and just in general what the area has to offer.
I think this also something for a nice family trip. Explore the area and for young and little not a too long walk.

See why we were scared of getting rained on?
Again as it was also the day before, when we took the Wild Atlantic Way Bulben Ben’s head is hidden inside the clouds.



I think it is also a good idea to take a (small) picnic with you up there.
I mean … you don’t get the chance everyday to eat with such an amazing view, do you?
This “small bump” on top of Knocknarea is what makes the mountain recognisable even from far away. It is a foorty foot high stone cairn known as “Queen Maeve’s Grave”.

What do you think about Ireland so far? Have you been there already and if not would you like to?
For me Ireland is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to!
Here a few more posts we did about Ireland: Wild Atlantic Way I , Wild Atlantic Way II  , The Mountain Walk I , The Mountain Walk II , Beach Walk.
Is there anything that you would like to see next on our blog?
See you soon at our next destination!

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