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Croagh Patrick Area
Maximum height for area: 764 metres,   Summits in area: 12,   Maximum prominence for area: 639 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 30, 31, 37, 38 For all tops   Highest summit: Croagh Patrick, 764m
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Croagh Patrick Mountain Cruach Phádraig A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruach Phádraig [GE], 'Patrick’s stack') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartzite, psammite, basal conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 764m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: L90584 80197 This summit has been logged as climbed by 1045 members. Recently by: pearnett, oldpragmatist, bigmac63, Dee68, wjnunan, GillSte, theredyin, gaoithe, IainT, madeleineblue, Lauranna, childminder05, Cloughbeg, HeartTrek, hawkeye.john62
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Longitude: -9.659778, Latitude: 53.760016 , Easting: 90584, Northing: 280197 Prominence: 639m,   Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 490558 780212,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrghPt, 10 char: CrghPtrck
Bedrock type: Quartzite, psammite, basal conglomerate, (Cregganbaun Formation)

Saint Patrick is said to have fasted for forty days on Croagh Patrick. It is from here that he is said to have banished a flock of evil black birds as well as the serpents of Ireland (a hollow to the north of the summit named Lugnademon commemorates this story). This explains its significance as a place of pilgrimage, though it was already sacred in pagan times, being a Lughnasa site [see MacNeill, 71-84]. Locally Croagh Patrick is called ‘The Reek’, a variant of the word ‘rick’ (i.e. a hayrick or haystack). ‘Cruach’ has the same meaning. In pagan times the mountain was known as Cruachán Aigle or Cruachán Garbrois. Garbros seems to be a place-name for the locality.   Croagh Patrick is the highest mountain in the Croagh Patrick area and the 66th highest in Ireland.

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Iconic, magnificent and horrific .. by group   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
It was August 2003 and this was the first mountai .. by tiktiktik3   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Croagh Patrick is, by far, the most climbed mount .. by pj   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
My first ascent of the Reek .. by happymourneview   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
I climbed Croagh Patrick twice in the past few da .. by DavidG   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
phutch on Croagh Patrick, 2004
by phutch  20 Aug 2004
Climbed the Reek on a good day in july 04. Errosion is very bad on the right hand side of the path going up the last 200m. sticking to the scree doesnt make this steep part much more difficult and coming down offers somtimes more predictable footing than the sandy eroded area. Great views clew bay, north towards Achill and Nephin beg range and south towards the partry mountains, sheefery hills, mweelrea and connemara. Clare island looks like a big whale gaurding the entrance to clew bay.
The little church at the top provides a good shield from the strong winds. it was locked though Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/1098/
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