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Knockma - The Hill of Maeve, Galway

Knockma - The Hill of Maeve - Galway, Republic of Ireland
Knockma - The Hill of Maeve
Off R333, Galway, Republic of IrelandMap
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+353 91 56 3081
Neighborhood: East Co. Galway
Overview

Knockma is situated 8km west of Tuam and is home to the Hill of Maeve. It is believed that the legendary Queen Maeve of Connacht is buried at the top of this hill. Queen Maeve fought against many legendary warriors such as Cuchulainn before she was eventually laid to rest. Tradition also has it that Knockma is the home of Finvarra, King of the Connaught fairies. Some might find the Knockma legends far fetched; if so, simply visit for the view from the summit. The wooded area on the hill also contains a variety of interesting flora and fauna.

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