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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  • Totally worth the effort hiking STRAIGHT UP the mountain. Breathtaking views. This is a rough and steep trail - wear good shoes and don't go if you are not in good shape. 
  • My wife and I climbed Croagh Patrick and thoroughly enjoyed it. Go prepared for all weather at this time of year. We were lucky to get a clear view at the top but had a mixture of hail, sleet, snow an...  more »
  • Loved the climb of Croagh Patrick. It's tough, even tougher on the descent, but not beyond anyone with moderate fitness. The views from the top and the quaint little chapel make the gruelling ascent w...  more »