Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any mountain area or any detail feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill or mountain
Videos


Users Online:
Guests online: 84
Recent Contributions

Knockowen: October 2016

Cloghernagh: Picture

Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.

Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard

Route to Claggan NE Top

Near South Cork (Ireland)

Farbreague: from Arderin

Slievemore Circuit

Tonelagee: Fore!!!

Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!

Knockchree

Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
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
Rating graphic.
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: pearnett, oldpragmatist, bigmac63, Dee68, wjnunan, GillSte, theredyin, gaoithe, IainT, madeleineblue, Lauranna, childminder05, Cloughbeg, HeartTrek, hawkeye.john62
I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/
COMMENTS for Croagh Patrick << Prev page 1 2 3 4 .. 8 Next page >>
My apologies, I know it's a bit late for this her .. by pj   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
A fine Easter Sunday climb .. by LiamgMurphy   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Wisely decided to do the Reek from the west via B .. by liame   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croagh Patrick in area Croagh Patrick, Ireland
Picture: Looking down the route from the middle of the scree section
 
Alaskan on Croagh Patrick, 2006
by Alaskan  15 Jul 2006
My wife and I climbed Croagh Patrick for the first time on a gorgeous day yesterday. We hiked up the Pilgrim's trail to see what it was like. The trail is very easy to follow but was also extremely eroded. There was a lot of loose rock, gravel and sand on the route which required more than a little concentration. The first leg up to the saddle wasn't too bad going up but was rather trecherous going down due to the ball-bearing effect of the gravel. The section between the saddle and the base of the summit was the only section where sight-seeing and walking could safely be done simultaneouslly. The upper section of the mountain is deeply eroded in scree and is the biggest challenge of the route. People wandered all over looking for the "best" way up and down. The less disturbed scree tended to be a little easier than the heavily used areas but the most deeply eroded section was actually the easiest for me because there were many bits of rock solidly embedded in the slope on which you could step. You just had to be careful of the sandy parts that were rather slippery. The descent was distinctly more nerve-racking for most of our fellow travellers. Being a social climb with many other people on the mountain, there was a lot of advice-giving and help for those who had difficulty. The summit was most unusual. I am not used to sitting in white plastic chairs on the porch of a chapel while eating lunch and soaking up the views. I had expected to be put off by the crowds (there were probably a few hundred others on the mountain that day) but it was really an enjoyable social event. Next time, though, I think I will climb it from the west. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/2425/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Climbed Croagh Partick on the 29th Jan 2006 with .. by david bourke   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Good Friday on Croagh Patrick .. by Homerclesse   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
COMMENTS for Croagh Patrick << Prev page 1 2 3 4 .. 8 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Croagh Patrick.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here
MountainViews.ie Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1200 Contributors.