Croagh Patrick, Murrisk

Mountain · Landmark
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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  • A tough climb on rough ground, slippery in parts. Spectacular views on a clear worth the climb. Important to have sturdy footwear as there are lots of loose stones. NOTE TO DOG OWNERS: keep....  more »
  • Be under no illusions the climb to the top of Croagh Patrick is very tough. The descent is also very difficult in parts due to the massive amoutn of lose shale you have to walk on. We witnessed...  more »
  • There are plenty of reviews on the experience, the views(on a rare clear day!) and the difficulty so all I think I will say is be prepared for great weather, not too bad weather, bad weather and...  more »
  • Have climbed this 3x, watch out for the midges!
  • Super steeped climb. Hard going, loose rocks. But it's worth the effort!
  • Tough hike but if the weather is nice, it's totally worth it. Spectacular views, public toilets along the way and on top of the mountain, pay and display car park but a lot of people park on side of the road.
  • We had an amazing adventure with our boys age 6&9 , climbed up in 2 hours and going down 1:10 h All the nature effects were astonishing!
  • Not for the weak legged. Only do this climb if you are mentally prepared to be overtaken by 85 year old women who look as though they're just popping up the road for some milk.

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