Knockma Hill - Hill of Maeve
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Caherlistrane's most prominent landmark, Knockma the great Hill of Maeve, is approxat 170m is the highest hill in the plains of North Galway and South Mayo. The legendary burial place of Queen Maeve and, in folklore, Knockma was the seat of Finnvera.
Knockma Hill stands at 170m high and is the most prominent landmark in Caherlistrane in County Galway. It is legendary burial place of Queen Maeve and, in folklore, Knockma was the seat of Finnvara, King of Connacht fairies. The many ancient remains, including cairns, underground passages and forts, are evidence of a major place of settlement stretching back to pre-Christian times.
In fact, this area is estimated to have been inhabited as far back as 7,000 years ago and has been a place of myth, magic and mystery ever since. In the recent past, Coillte have constructed a high-quality tarmacadam drive and parking facilities at the entrance to Knockma. This provides easy access to the wonderful walks and delightful beauty of Knockma. The Knockma Hill area, with its ancient castle and idyllic Castlehackett House, is an inspirational paradise and well worth a visit for a relaxing afternoon.
Please Note: Castlehackett House is not open to the public