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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 1051 members. Recently by: pmaher, Kiwitrekker, timmyc, Pinger, Hadleigh, flynnke, pearnett, oldpragmatist, bigmac63, Dee68, wjnunan, GillSte, theredyin, gaoithe, IainT
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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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Good Friday on Croagh Patrick
by Homerclesse  10 Apr 2010
Climbed the Reek on Good Friday last in very wet, windy and snowy weather.
I took the direct Pilgrims Path route from the car part at Murrisk.

Needless to say as it was Good Friday there was plenty of company on this climb. As I got to the saddle at the half way point the snow and wind picked up considerably and all views of Clew Bay disappeared behind me. I soldiered on and pushed to the top in snow and wind.

This is a very rewarding climb for experienced and beginners. I'd recommend plenty of breaks on the way up to conserve energy. Also, lots of warm layers to combat the wind and adverse weather you'll no doubt encounter in Ireland. I will definitely return for the challenge and to finally get a view of Clew Bay from he summit.

Please take heed of the comments by pj regarding the correct equipment to bring. It's amazing to see the gear people were climbing in in near Arctic conditions at times. T-shirts, Ugg boots, tracksuits, etc. Comical. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/4606/
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Aint No Mountain High Enough .. by shaneanddearbh   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Had To Be Done, And Glad I Did .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
If you have the time it's a far better climb from .. by gallaga   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Magnificent from many angles. .. by simon3   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
For the sixth times, I was on the top of the Croa .. by pazapas   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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