Croagh Patrick, Murrisk

4.7
#1 of 13 in Nature in County Mayo
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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  • I really enjoyed this climb - much steeper and more sheer than I was expecting but worth all the effort. There was scrambling on hands and knees at some point, both going up and down where the scree.....  more »
  • Iconic mountain.Not a walk in the park but a proper mountain climb.Even on warm and sunny day gets cold at top. Lots written about it with useful suggestions.Only thing to add--- as you start the...  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!

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