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Croagh Patrick Area
Maximum height for area: 764 metres,   Summits in area: 11,   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

Height: 764m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: L90584 80197 This summit has been logged as climbed by 910 members. Recently by: SenanFoley, danielb, kenmoore, chalky, kitchen, colmocnoc, thomas_g, CharlieFox, anekk11, conorc57, chuckie, shaneanddearbh, SaoirseK, MacGregor, mirec82
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Longitude: -9.659247, Latitude: 53.760033 Prominence: 639m,   Isolation: 1.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 490593 780213,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrghPt, 10 char: CrghPtrck

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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A Great Day .. by Skyebabyisback   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croagh Patrick in area Croagh Patrick, Ireland
Picture: Dining alfresco
 
Western Pilgrimage
by march-fixer  12 Apr 2012 What better on Good Friday than combine a pilgrimage, a ridge walk and a visit to the West. Got details from wicklore's track and started at L95090 80949 (Point A) where we parked on the roadside outside a house. The weather was changeable but dry having just rained. Headed up towards Croagh Patrick Far East Top. The cloud base rose to allow lovely views out over Clew Bay. On the way to Croagh Patrick East Top the powers that be took back the view!
We plodded along to join the track up from the main car-park. and joined the last of the pilgrims making their way to the top of Croagh Patrick. Some people think they will be impervious to the weather. The range of unsuitable clothing was amazing. Close to the summit, the weather deteriorated and the picture at the summit was not taken with a Vaseline coated lens ... but an example of the prevailing conditions as we sheltered in the lee of the Chapel.
After a quick snack (held on to grimly against the clutching gale) we proceeded on to Ben Goram and followed the ridge as best we could while being pummelled by hail-stones. Continued on carefully and descended successfully to end at L87610 80599 (Point B). A good penance for a penitent crew!
Point A: L95090 80949 Point B: L87610 80599
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Cold climb .. by Wilderness   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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