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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 1043 members. Recently by: Dee68, wjnunan, GillSte, theredyin, gaoithe, IainT, madeleineblue, Lauranna, childminder05, Cloughbeg, HeartTrek, hawkeye.john62, salford7, muddyboots, 21yearsgone
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Longitude: -9.659247, Latitude: 53.760033 , Easting: 90584, Northing: 280197 Prominence: 639m,   Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 490593 780213,   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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Aint No Mountain High Enough
by shaneanddearbh  5 Jul 2014
We climbed Croagh Patrick on a very hot day in June, we realized about 10 minutes up we forgot the sunscreen so we were a bit toasted by the end. The mountain is a tough climb regardless of the people of all ages who climb it, with or without their shoes. The well worn path makes it easy to follow and looks like a stream with paths springing off like tributaries all over the place. It is amazing to picture all of the people who have worn this track over the millennia. I can easily see why it attracts the pilgrims, the rock covered summit can feel a bit like a purgatory as your view going up is never too far ahead and it appears to resemble a wall or a fort. That said it probably takes about half an hour from the shoulder to the the summit at a good pace. The summit is great with fantastic views of the bay, the coast and inland towards Connemara.

All in all with quiet a few stops it took about 5 hours up and down. I would highly recommend the climb, but be under no illusions, it ain't no barefoot walk in park!!! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/17530/
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