I decided to go back up Knocknarea following on from my disastrous climb up there in January.
It was a beautiful day on Friday and it really does make it a lovely climb. Of course I tend to stop every five minutes to take photos.
The first part of the walk is up a gravel path. Until you get to a gate and then it’s open farmland and fairly steep in places. I have to wonder about the people walking their dogs up there. It clearly says all dogs should be on leads because it’s a farm but I saw two people with big dogs just ignore this sign and let their dogs run free.
The views really are stunning, you can see right over Sligo. It’s even nicer if you go to Voya for a seaweed bath afterwards followed by Shells for lunch…but I didn’t get a chance on Friday…next time hopefully.
I saw some people had climbed up on the cairn. I remember Michael Quirke telling me that it was bad luck to climb the cairn itself. It’s also really damaging for it. There used to be a sign telling people not to climb it but the sign isn’t there anymore. Michael told me to bring a stone to place on the cairn for good luck, so I did. Fingers crossed I might win the lotto