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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 1042 members. Recently by: wjnunan, GillSte, theredyin, gaoithe, IainT, madeleineblue, Lauranna, childminder05, Cloughbeg, HeartTrek, hawkeye.john62, salford7, muddyboots, 21yearsgone, jillsteer
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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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willie-boy on Croagh Patrick, 2008
by willie-boy  4 May 2008
This was my first big mountain, well 768m is big for me. I climbed the beast on 28th May 2008 starting at 11am. The morning was very misty and cloudy and i could only see part of the mountain the top half was covered in mist. As I was climbing the first half the sky opened up and it rained heavy for 10 mins and the wind picked up which was a challenge as i got higher. Once i got over the first big climb and reached the toilets the wind dyed down a bit. From here the surrounding view was only visible in patches as it was still very misty. The ascent to the top was tough and those nights in the gym paid off. Climbing and walking on the loose stones and rocks was fearful at times especially as it got steeper. As i could not see the summit with the mist the climb to the top seemed to go on for ever but when i saw the top of the church i was so relived that i had made it to the top. Coming down was also a challenge i had to be extra careful on the loose rock. Overall I really enjoyed the whole expereince and found Croagh Patrick a great climb and cant wait to do it again. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/3084/
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A great reward for an early start .. by ShayGlynn   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
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