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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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This was my first big mountain, well 768m is big .. by willie-boy   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croagh Patrick in area Croagh Patrick, Ireland
A great reward for an early start
by ShayGlynn  10 Feb 2015
I made an early start up the Reek last Saturday with the aim of getting the sunrise at the top. Even in the dark the path is very obvious and the head torch was only needed for a short while. It looked like I was out of luck when I arrived at a summit engulfed in cloud but just as I was giving up hope the mountain did its magic and the sun broke through leaving a blanket of cloud below. I spent a good 45 minutes enjoying the changing view blown in by a bitter wind and the rarity of having the summit to myself. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/17839/
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Climbed The Reek on Saturday the 26th of April wi .. by sligobay   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
365 Big day on the Cone .. by swoop   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
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