Sligo Walking Series – Knocknarea Video with Marion McGarry

Historian Dr. Marion McGarry leads a group of walkers from Strandhill to the summit of Knocknarea, Sligo’s ancient mountain, where a 5,000 year old Neolithic cairn sits on the summit. At intervals along the walk she speaks about ancient customs and traditions, and how this land was farmed by our ancestors. And she pays special attention to the burial customs of the people who built the cairn, which is a protected national monument.

This walk is part of the Sligo Walking Series, and is free to the public, under Covid-19 restrictions on groups gathering in public places. Promoted by Sligo County Council through Healthy Ireland, and with the support of the Community Monuments Fund, Sligo Walks and Trailgazers. For further details on this and the other walks in the series, visit