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Croagh Patrick Area
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 30, 31, 37, 38, CBE, CBW, MSW 
Highest place:
Croagh Patrick, 764m
Maximum height for area: 764 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 639 metres,

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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
Place visited by 1073 members. Recently by: mickdylan, ckilm, sophpow, William-J, PaulNolan, Wildcat, LucyPye, cduddy, msammon, davsheen, eugeneryan959, Krumel, DeltaP, Barry28213, gerlo
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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 65th highest in Ireland.

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Western Pilgrimage .. by march-fixer   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
I climbed by the Pilgrims' Path on Friday 20th Ju .. by dino   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croagh Patrick in area Croagh Patrick, Ireland
Picture: Fresh Snow
 
The Reek 365
by swoop  11 Jan 2011
I travelled to Croagh Patrick yesterday to start climb at 9am and meet Matt Loughrey who was setting out to climb the reek for the 219th consecutive day. Alot of ice on the first section from the car park to the flat ground half way. The remainder of the climb was snow covered , but not very slippy. Cold breeze at summit made for a quick visit. Descent was a bit more tricky, it was easy to slip on the ice patches , and this made for slow progress near the bottom. All in all an excellent morning , lots of sun and beautiful clear views for miles around.
Matt has a webpage www.croaghpatrick365.com , please visit and see his fantastic efforts to raise money for St.V de Paul. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/6199/
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White Reek Stripe .. by swoop   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Reek Sunday 2007 .. by gadge   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Well worth the effort to look out over Clew Bay .. by moosecollar   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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