Croagh Patrick, County Mayo

#1 of 14 in Nature in County Mayo
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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  • One of life's targets and turning sixty I decided it was time. While we do some walking its mostly on the flat although we have done Knocnarea a number of times. It is quite a challenge, not for the....  more »
  • Im writing this review for the ppl that would like to climb Croagh Patrick but are unsure if they r fit for it. If like me u think it must b ok if they have a pilgrimage up it. Well think again This.....  more »
  • 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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