Knocknarea (327m/1,073ft) is the prominent hill that rises as a solitary pudding-shaped mass from the plains of Strandhill in Co Sligo. The Irish, Cnoc na Riabh, translates as hill of the stripes. It is also known by many locals simply as Cnoc na Rí, or hill of the king. However, it is not a king, but an ancient queen who would forever be remembered on this large, rocky summit, which offers sensational views in all directions.

Queen Maeve’s Cairn