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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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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)
gallaga on Croagh Patrick, 2003
by gallaga  23 Jun 2003
If you have the time it's a far better climb from a place called Prospect at the very eastern end of the mountain. It's difficult to get a place to park up there. If you are really feeling energetic you can continue past the cone and complete the western descent. You spend far more time at a higher altitude and so extend the walk to a few hours. You will have to arrange to get ferried back to your car from Murrisk. Allow 2.5 hours for the traditional route and 4 to 5 for the complete east to west walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/567/
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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)
365 challenge on TV .. by swoop   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
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