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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 1034 members. Recently by: Cloughbeg, HeartTrek, hawkeye.john62, salford7, muddyboots, 21yearsgone, jillsteer, daithileonard, vmchale, annettekavanagh, feargalf, johncromie, Nohamtap, derekh, amgall
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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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Aint No Mountain High Enough .. by shaneanddearbh   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croagh Patrick in area Croagh Patrick, Ireland
Picture: View over Clew Bay on the way up.
 
Had To Be Done, And Glad I Did
by Aidy  9 Jun 2015
Did Croagh Patrick on Sunday, with my sister and nephew who wanted to give hill walking a go having heard me evangilising about it for so long. Wanted to take them somewhere with good views so they wouldn't be disappointed, without repeating walks I've already done. I was also fed up seeing peoples faces when they heard I was into hillwalking, asking if I'd been up Croagh Patrick and being told "no". Originally we planned to do the east tops too, but The Reek looked like challenge enough when we were standing at the bottom, and it was indeed a hard walk. Amazing to see the variety of people managing it, albeit at their own pace. The views are astonishing, and that tempted us to continue on over Ben Goram. That meant a long walk back by road to the car park at the bottom of the pilgrims track, but it was a great mountain, and I think we have two new converts (to hillwalking, not religion that is!). First foray into Mayo's mountains for me too, and hopefully not the last. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/18014/
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If you have the time it's a far better climb from .. by gallaga   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Magnificent from many angles. .. by simon3   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
For the sixth times, I was on the top of the Croa .. by pazapas   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
365 challenge on TV .. by swoop   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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