Saints and Stones: Queen Maeve's Grave (Misgaun Maeve)
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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.

The cairn measures some 180 feet across and over 30 feet high, making it the largest such tomb in Ireland outside the Boyne Valley. Its shape and structure (and the results of archaeology in the area) have led to the tomb being classified as a Neolithic passage tomb. It is estimated that the stones used in the construction would weigh approximately 40,000 metric tons.

Around the cairn there are a number of other tombs, probably of the same period, in varying states of destruction.

About Queen Maeve's Grave (Misgaun Maeve)

Stone Pages: Knocknarea
Megalithic Ireland: Knocknarea
Megalithic Portal: Knocknarea/Queen Maeve's Cairn
Wikipedia: Knocknarea

Journey to Queen Maeve's Grave (Misgaun Maeve)

Queen Maeve's Grave (Misgaun Maeve) is located on the summit of Knocknarea Mountain. From Strandhill, west of Sligo, take the R292 and take a left turn signposted scenic route in County Sligo, Ireland. Along this narrow road at a bend in the road is a signpost for Queen Maeves Cairn. A path from the car park leads to the summit.

Ordnance Survey Map (G625345)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Queen Maeve's Grave may be found at Discover Ireland website. General tourist information may be found at this website and at the Sligo Tourism website.

Additional Photos of Queen Maeve's Grave (Misgaun Maeve)

Road Signs for Queen Maeve's Grave and Knocknarea
Sign for Knocknarea and Queen Maeve's Grave
Climbing Knocknarea, Queen Maeve's Grave
The Massive Cairn Known as Queen Maeve's Grave
The Massive Cairn Known as Queen Maeve's Grave
Top of Queen Maeve's Grave
Remnants of Tomb Near Queen Maeve's Grave
Remnants of Tomb with Queen Maeve's Grave in the Distance
Remnants of Tomb Near Queen Maeve's Grave
The View from Knocknarea and Queen Maeve's Grave


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