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, County Mayo attractions like Croagh Patrick can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Obviously once you're upstairs the views are amazing but the one who says it's easy to climb lies.. If it is true that there are many people who go up in any way. , with any footwear and physical form but I saw people who in the way that went up and/or down were played the type.. Anyway.. Each.. But it lasts a while.. Both the ascent and the descent.. that if.. Spectacular.
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  • Climbing the mountain was very challenging, but also very rewarding. The weather was changing quickly and it was very chilly and windy on top, the loose rocks were somewhat difficult to navigate. But ...  more »
  • 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.
  • Very tough climb for a beginner. Would suggest wearing a hat, gloves and layers of clothes. The peek is the toughest part of the climb but well worth it and some achievement to get to the top. It was extremely cold and cloudy at the top but would have stunning views on a clear day
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