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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  • Great views and some challenging parts but suitable for a wide range of ages and fitness. Certainly a bucketlist climb and some stunning views. We did have a day where snow capped the mountain so all ...  more »
  • We started late. Were passed by a guy with no shoes and faced a 50 mph wind and driving wind. Half way up a guy on the way down gave us the advice to turn around and head down. Although we did not mak...  more »
  • This climb is not for the faint hearted or weak at the knees. But many do end up on their knees at the end of the climb, in the chapel at the top dedicated to St Patrick - from here he banished the sn...  more »