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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 1045 members. Recently by: pearnett, oldpragmatist, bigmac63, Dee68, wjnunan, GillSte, theredyin, gaoithe, IainT, madeleineblue, Lauranna, childminder05, Cloughbeg, HeartTrek, hawkeye.john62
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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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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)
 
My wife and I climbed Croagh Patrick for the firs .. by Alaskan   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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Picture: View of Croagh Patrick from Ben Goram
 
david bourke on Croagh Patrick, 2006
by david bourke  21 Nov 2006
Climbed Croagh Partick on the 29th Jan 2006 with a group from Sligo. It was an icy cold day but the skies were crystal clear and made for great views of Clew Bay. The approach was from the western side via Ben Goram. It is a longer access to the summitt than the pilgrims way, but provides a very interesting alternative. A two car drop is essential if you do like I did in Jan. Having summitted by the western route I descended the pilgrims way. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/2550/
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Good Friday on Croagh Patrick .. by Homerclesse   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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