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Croagh Patrick Area
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 30, 31, 37, 38, CBE, CBW, MSW 
Highest place:
Croagh Patrick, 764m
Maximum height for area: 764 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 639 metres,
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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 place has been logged as visited by 1069 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, Wildcat, LucyPye, cduddy, msammon, davsheen, eugeneryan959, Krumel, DeltaP, Barry28213, gerlo, livelife2thefull, marchiggins, Reeks2011, Juanita
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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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Frosty picture of the church on top of Croagh Pat .. by Kennyjonathan400   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Zipped up this peak early (8am) Saturday morning .. by rmilne   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
I was determined to climb The Reek while holidayi .. by Thylacine   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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Sweeney on Croagh Patrick, 2003
by Sweeney  3 Jan 2003
Church on summit of Croagh Patrick. Photo taken during sunset on the 31st of December 2001 looking out over the Atlantic. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/257/
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Very heavily littered. Saw many hundreds of disca .. by Baa   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
BIG DAY on the Reek .. by swoop   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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