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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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Hi, I'm an Australian who toured Ireland with my .. by marshall   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
yecul on Croagh Patrick, 2006
by yecul  12 May 2006
Went up the Reek last summer, beautful day in Westpost and even in the carpart at the Croagh Patrick itself. but we couldnt see the top. up we went any way and couldn't see a thing on top, i mean i couldn't see my hand in front of my face. and the wind was deadly.
we passed this man from Mayo on his way up. He was 82 years of age. an old rain coat and his walking stick is all he was equipt with. 5 times a year he climed this mountian, he told us. he did his stations of the cross on the top and off he went down again. and never fell once.
Im heading up again tomorrow with a stag party, hope there'll be a bettter view this time.
ONE WORD OF ADVICE, YOU NEED A STICK FOR CROAGH PATRICK. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/2345/
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Lovely views, and full of people in great form. .. by sarah   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
Went up this mountain twice in the past year. Fir .. by dc   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
Amazing location, steep climb but very rewarding .. by hazyview   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
A Great Day .. by Skyebabyisback   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
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