Croagh Patrick, Murrisk

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Murrisk attractions like Croagh Patrick can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Second time climbing and it was worth it all over again. The views from the top are absolutely stunning. It is a tough climb and you might need to take lots of little breaks (at least I did!) but... 
    Second time climbing and it was worth it all over again. The views from the top are absolutely stunning. It is a tough climb and you might need to take lots of little breaks (at least I did!) but...  more »
  • Beautiful hike and views on the way, we started from a nearby cottage that we rented and started the ascent from the car park, it is a very easy trail to follow with a clear path the whole way to the....  more
    Beautiful hike and views on the way, we started from a nearby cottage that we rented and started the ascent from the car park, it is a very easy trail to follow with a clear path the whole way to the....  more »
  • Walked on a very hot day and must say it’s a fabulous walk, won’t say too much as most has been said before but just a few things to note It is not easy by no means, it is tough and long so be... 
    Walked on a very hot day and must say it’s a fabulous walk, won’t say too much as most has been said before but just a few things to note It is not easy by no means, it is tough and long so be...  more »
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  • A challenge everyone should do at least once. Some spot.
  • A rocky and steep mountain often climbed by the Irish barefooted as a religious pilgrimage or right of passage
  • Very cold but worth going up to the top
  • 3hrs up and down trail….
  • Some challenge. With a banging view.

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