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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 1043 members. Recently by: Dee68, wjnunan, GillSte, theredyin, gaoithe, IainT, madeleineblue, Lauranna, childminder05, Cloughbeg, HeartTrek, hawkeye.john62, salford7, muddyboots, 21yearsgone
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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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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)
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Picture: Cairn on Ben Goram with Croagh Patrick to the east.
liame on Croagh Patrick, 2009
by liame  3 May 2009
Wisely decided to do the Reek from the west via Ben Goram rather than up from Murrisk. Turned off the coast road a mile after Leckanvy church (signposted Chris Harper Art Studio) and took the road on the left heading towards Ben Goram. Good parking on the right and a straighforward approach over open ground. Goram has a number of cairns to pass before you reach the top and spectacular views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay. A short drop into the coll follows before the pull up the west side of the Reek. This would be even better without the remains of the gold mining activity from the 80's but it does at least plot a route through the scree on the last few hundred feet.
Heading down via the Pilgrims Path to Murrisk was a bad mistake. As reported elsewhere, the extent of the errosion on the upper section is horrible. A case of serious desecration of a once magnificent mountain. Five minutes after leaving the car park at the bottom, I hitched a lift from a kindly English "local" and she insisted on driving me all the way back to the car. Next time though, I will return as I came, via Ben Goram. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/3747/
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My wife and I climbed Croagh Patrick for the firs .. by Alaskan   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
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)
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