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. Using our online itinerary creator, Murrisk attractions like Croagh Patrick can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We when to visit the Holy mountain every time I visit I like to visit here, once I climbed it which was challenging but worth the effort, this time was more easy since we had two small kids with us, f...  more »
  • A pleasantly tough climb but well worth it! Be sure to bring a walking stick and warm clothes. Good facilities around, I.e. Nice car parking area, coffee shop and toilet facilities.  more »
  • If you’re looking to mix it up for the weekend and see one of the best views the country has to offer, while burning off the remainder of the Christmas pudding then get yourself up Croagh Patrick! The...  more »
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  • Hiked Croagh Patrick four times so far over the years. Once barefoot in the summer time, not for the feint-hearted! Really nice walk and views.
  • Good place to hike on any given weekend. Best done on a windy, rainy and miserable day - twice if possible! The very act of reaching the top is something to be celebrated when the conditions are bad. Would like to see some work done to improve the hiking path as some sections do pose a clear and present danger to all that venture out ill-prepared.
  • One of the best things I've done in Ireland, wish the weather was better the day we went climbing. Not the easiest but very satisfying. Definitely going to do it again.
  • Very enjoyable, but not for the faint of heart. Walked alone, and loved it. Cool at the top & would recommend gloves. Found the final ascent on south side tough, but the descent even tougher. Would recommend to anyone. My 7 yr old nephew climbed earlier this year, so it's not beyond the realm of possibility for most
  • Have the right gear, water and small snack. Last decent is very steep and Rocky.totally worth the climb

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