Croagh Patrick, County Mayo

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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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  • Croagh Patrick is a tourist destination and then again, it is not. It is a place of pilgrimage for Christians to follow in the path of St Patrick who is reputated to have spent time here. For that ver...  read more »
  • Good walk on well defined path. Very steep in parts and stony. Would recommend good footwear. Quite busy mountain with lots of tourists. Be prepared for the weather. We went up on a day the was mild a...  read more »
  • We did this climb in August and the weather was really good. From us it took three hours in whole. You can rent a walking pole at the starting point, but we didn't and we were fine. Just remember to w...  read more »
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