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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
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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)
 
Went up the Reek last summer, beautful day in Wes .. by yecul   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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)
 
hazyview on Croagh Patrick, 2008
by hazyview  15 Sep 2008
Amazing location, steep climb but very rewarding views over Clew Bay. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/3313/
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