Over the years, the cairn at the top of Knocknarea has suffered a fair amout of abuse – mainly from climbers removing rocks and making their own mini-“cairns”, building towers, spelling their names. The last time I climbed a few years ago it was bad – judging by comments over the past few months – not too good.

Local archaelogist Martin Timoney, and the Warriors festival committee have highlighted their concerns in the local media, and this weekend everyone gets a chance to help.

The annual climb in aid of the Sligo branch of the Diabetes Federation takes place this Sunday, June 10th at 2pm. All are encouraged to bring a stone to the top of the cairn to replaces the ones that have already been removed.

There will be refreshments and drinks at the car park after the climb – get climbing, get picking!


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