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Croagh Patrick, Murrisk

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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 a family of 4 kids aged 10 and 12 climbed all the way to the top I thought about turning back a few times but the kids kept me going it is an absolutely stunning mountain to climb the views are... 
    We a family of 4 kids aged 10 and 12 climbed all the way to the top I thought about turning back a few times but the kids kept me going it is an absolutely stunning mountain to climb the views are...  more »
  • Second time climbing and it was worth it all over again. The views from the top are absolutely stunning. It is a tough climb and you might need to take lots of little breaks (at least I did!) but... 
    Second time climbing and it was worth it all over again. The views from the top are absolutely stunning. It is a tough climb and you might need to take lots of little breaks (at least I did!) but...  more »
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  • Great view when you reach the top. Recommend good hiking shoes. The walk is mostly rocky. Takes around 4 hours to go up and down. Can be very windy in the second half.
  • Took me 2.5 hours to climb up and come down Croagh Patrick. It's a great hike, a bit difficult on top due to the pebbles/loose stones at the top, but the view from the top makes the hike well worth! Would recommend doing this hike when the weather is good as it could get a bit chilly at the top.

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