Meave's Cairn
Meave's Cairn


Address: Knocknarea, Co Sligo


Maeve’s Cairn

Overlooking Carrowmore megalithic cemetery on the summit of Knocknarea Mountain is the huge flat-topped cairn called ‘Miosgan Meadhba’ (Maeve’s Cairn), 55m in diameter and  10m high. The name of the monument along with folklore suggests it was built for the mythical Maeve, the Iron Age Queen of Connaught.

Maeve’s Cairn can be seen for miles as it sits on top of Knocknarea mountain. It’s easy to find but the climb to the summit is not for the faint hearted.