Croagh Patrick, Murrisk

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#1 of 13 in Nature in County Mayo
Mountain · Landmark
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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 climbed Croagh Patrick last week with our 2 kids, ages 9 & 11. While the kids are fit, active and used to hiking, it was still a challenging climb. That said, we managed to get up to the summit in....  more
    We climbed Croagh Patrick last week with our 2 kids, ages 9 & 11. While the kids are fit, active and used to hiking, it was still a challenging climb. That said, we managed to get up to the summit in....  more »
  • A very challenging hike (certainly not suitable for everyone), but definitely worth the jawdropping views. Such an amazing backdrop. Highly recommended! 
    A very challenging hike (certainly not suitable for everyone), but definitely worth the jawdropping views. Such an amazing backdrop. Highly recommended!  more »
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  • A rocky and steep mountain often climbed by the Irish barefooted as a religious pilgrimage or right of passage
  • Very cold but worth going up to the top

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