Croagh Patrick, County Mayo

4.7
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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  • This is a very good walk, it is tough, I am not going to lie. I would advise that you wear proper footwear as the stone/shale going up can slide, you foot can easily give way. I enjoyed the walk up...  more »
  • This climb is a challenge but so rewarding. The terrain is steep, very rocky and loose under foot for large parts but once you give yourself time you can take as many breaks as you wish! Even making.....  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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