Croagh Patrick, County Mayo
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Hike along the sacred paths of Croagh Patrick, the site of pagan and Christian pilgrimages. Nicknamed "the Reek" by locals, the mountain breaks up the flat landscape by rising 764 m (2,507 ft) into the air. Once a pagan destination, it is now named for Saint Patrick. Once a year, thousands of pilgrims climb the mountain on their journey. For centuries a chapel has stood at the summit where the faithful go to pray. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a backpack with sunscreen, water, and snacks. Alternatively, view the mountain from a distance and take some photos. Put Croagh Patrick at the forefront of your travel plans using our Murrisk vacation trip planner.
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  • Approx 2 hours to hike up and 1.5 down. Boots highly recommended as a lot of very loose rocks and scree on track. Car park is 3euro for the day. Very enjoyable and rewarding when the clouds clear. Win...  more »
  • Visited on the October Bank Holiday weekend 2016, 3 couples and my mother who is in her 60's The mountain has not been taken care of and is in a state with the main path in a serious state of erosion ...  more »
  • A group of us were in Ireland for a wedding and decided to climb Croagh Patrick on a free day. On the morning of the climb it was very wet and windy and visibility was terrible but nonetheless we deci...  more »