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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: oldpragmatist, bigmac63, Dee68, wjnunan, GillSte, theredyin, gaoithe, IainT, madeleineblue, Lauranna, childminder05, Cloughbeg, HeartTrek, hawkeye.john62, salford7
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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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Summit of Croagh Patrick (2005) .. by mpk66   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
doffy on Croagh Patrick, 2004
by doffy  20 Nov 2004
I climbed the reek on a fine summers day in August 2001. As you get near the top your footing is unpredictable because of the bad gravel and stones but when you get to the top the view is exceptionally good. You can see clew bay, clare island and some of the Achill island to the north. And views towards Connemara to the south. And comming down your footing isn't to good either so you should stick to the stones if you don't want to slip. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/1334/
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Looking south towards Maumtrasna, the Sheefry Hil .. by sweeney   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Very heavily littered. Saw many hundreds of disca .. by Baa   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Spiritual Reek .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Me and my boyfriend climbed up this commercial mo .. by katekat   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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