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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  • August 17, 2017
    Climbed today amazing experience & one ticked off the bucket list. Started climb at 10am which was great as didn't meet many climbers coming down as we went up. We were group of 5 age 6- 66. Def. get ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This is a legit hike over some rocky terrain. Be ready for the weather to change as you work your way up the mountain. We were warm at the bottom and wishing for more layers by the time we got to the ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This is hard. It's harder when there are more people because the narrow pathways get very congested. We went on a beautiful Saturday and it was very crowded. There's also a whole lot of loose gravel s...  more »

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