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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 1035 members. Recently by: childminder05, Cloughbeg, HeartTrek, hawkeye.john62, salford7, muddyboots, 21yearsgone, jillsteer, daithileonard, vmchale, annettekavanagh, feargalf, johncromie, Nohamtap, derekh
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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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Summit of Croagh Patrick (2005) .. by mpk66   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
I climbed the reek on a fine summers day in Augus .. by doffy   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Looking south towards Maumtrasna, the Sheefry Hil .. by sweeney   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Very heavily littered. Saw many hundreds of disca .. by Baa   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Spiritual Reek
by YoungJohn  17 Sep 2010
On saturday the 11th Sept 2010 I went as a pilgrim along with a few dozen others from our cluster of Parishes, led by two Priests. We climbed from Murrisk where there is ample parking. I climbed steadily up the well worn path, a bit like the path up Slievenamon. The first third was steep, then a more gradual ascent before the really steep summit section. Again my trusty stick/pole came in handy. There are fine views from the top glimpsed all too briefly through cloud. The summit is very interesting from St. Patricks bed to the church and there are even toilets! I never saw as many people on a mountain top. Well worth the effort. A magnificent mountain a spiritual experience to say the least. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/6095/
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Me and my boyfriend climbed up this commercial mo .. by katekat   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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