Croagh Patrick, County Mayo

4.7
#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, County Mayo attractions like Croagh Patrick can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Wanted to show our visiting Scottish friends the mountain,and they weren't disappointed. Were lucky to have two hours of fairly decent weather so had great fun climbing the first third. Beautiful scen...  more »
  • The climb to the Croagh mountain Patric is very difficult, but it is worth it!! I recommend you take quality outdoor footwear and plenty of eggs and drinks.
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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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