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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  • Well we wanted to climb it we did but boy it's tough and I would consider myself an above average fit person. First of all wear the right gear, really important! Be prepared! Clothes, water, food all ...  more »
  • Recently climbed Croagh Patrick on a beautiful, sunny March day. The views are absolutely stunning! The climb is steep, particularly towards the top and coming down can be a bit of a scramble! Well wo...  more »
  • I came to Ireland with my boyfriend and his family for a variety of family occasions. We decided to hike. Although I didn't get to the top, he did! It is tiring- as much as you want to get to the top ...  more »