Croagh Patrick, County Mayo

4.7
Must see · 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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  • Even as an absolute beginner when it comes to hills/mountains and less than ideal fitness I still managed to get to the top! Sticks for hire at the kiosk at the start are highly recommended by all in....  more »
  • We headed from Belfast in the early hours and landed to Croagh Patrick early to get stuck into the climb. With covid there are a few restrictions. The centre and cafe aren't open but there is a small....  more »
  • One to tick of the bucket list! Good climb and fantastic views. We parked on the main road which was fine. It is a high mountain though so be prepared, Wear the right clothing, check that the weather....  more »
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  • 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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