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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 1034 members. Recently by: Cloughbeg, HeartTrek, hawkeye.john62, salford7, muddyboots, 21yearsgone, jillsteer, daithileonard, vmchale, annettekavanagh, feargalf, johncromie, Nohamtap, derekh, amgall
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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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Hi, I'm an Australian who toured Ireland with my .. by marshall   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Went up the Reek last summer, beautful day in Wes .. by yecul   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Lovely views, and full of people in great form. .. by sarah   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Went up this mountain twice in the past year. Fir .. by dc   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Amazing location, steep climb but very rewarding .. by hazyview   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
A Great Day
by Skyebabyisback  31 Mar 2012
Great Day for the hike, some fog on top but it didn't matter, was very challenging for me though had I been a bit fitter would likely just think it was a fair hike.. Found it very steep and a lot of rock movement great care had to be taken especially on the descent.. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon though. Felt it busy though quite a lot of people going up and down added to the fun.. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/6742/
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