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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  • Crough Patrick is beautiful, climb was challenging but fantastic. Weather was fabulous. Views are spectacular. A must 10/10  more »
  • We climbed this last August. It is like a 3 part climb. First part was very tough and I wanted to give up/launch myself off the side but when we reached the second part, it was as good as flat and...  more »
  • Have climbed this 3x, watch out for the midges!
  • Super steeped climb. Hard going, loose rocks. But it's worth the effort!
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