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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 1045 members. Recently by: pearnett, oldpragmatist, bigmac63, Dee68, wjnunan, GillSte, theredyin, gaoithe, IainT, madeleineblue, Lauranna, childminder05, Cloughbeg, HeartTrek, hawkeye.john62
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croagh Patrick in area Croagh Patrick, Ireland
Picture: The Reek from Ben Goram
 
Iconic, magnificent and horrific
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, CaptainVertigo, scapania,  1 Nov 2016
The shortest and most well-known route up 'The Reek' starts from the large carpark in Murrisk (L919 823 A), and needs little comment beyond emphasizing the horrific level of erosion en route, particularly on the steep ascent of the summit cone. If you want a much quieter and more enjoyable route it's infinitely better to come along the ridge from Ben Goram to the west. Coming from Westport, take the first left after Leckanvy, signposted for 'Sheeffry Valley Stables'. Follow this road for just over a kilometre, before turning left across open moorland. Park just after this road turns to the right at the base of the Ben Goram ridge, opposite a couple of new houses, on waste ground (L875 806 B). See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJoP-RJXrYI

Walk back down the road, hop the fence and head up the steep slope to reach the ridge proper. Follow the ridge to the summit of Ben Goram, down to the col and along a gently rising ridge to the base of the scree covered cone of Croagh Patrick, where the slightly busier mining track comes in from the left. A well worn path leads up through the scree to quickly reach the summit and its chapel, toilets and hordes of pilgrims. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/4825/
 
It was August 2003 and this was the first mountai .. by tiktiktik3   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Croagh Patrick is, by far, the most climbed mount .. by pj   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
My first ascent of the Reek .. by happymourneview   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
I climbed Croagh Patrick twice in the past few da .. by DavidG   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Climbed the Reek on a good day in july 04. Erros .. by phutch   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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