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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 1147 members. Recently by: conororourke, justynagru, LorraineG60, abcd, Grumbler, nupat, schwann10, High-King, David-Guenot, pmeldrum, itshimkeith, briankelly, mgriffin, Roswayman, seanmeehan
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Longitude: -9.659247, Latitude: 53.760033 , Easting: 90584, Northing: 280197 Prominence: 639m,  Isolation: 1km,   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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moosecollar on Croagh Patrick, 2002
by moosecollar  23 Sep 2002
Well worth the effort to look out over Clew Bay toward Clare Island. Just a long walk except for the last two hundred (fairly steep) meters. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/145/
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pazapas on Croagh Patrick, 2004
by pazapas  9 Oct 2004
July 1999, May 2000,2001,2003,2004...to be continued : I am not a pligrim but when I see it, the Croagh Patrick is like an invitation. You'll meet many irish and foreign tourists. Some one told me that there are much more islets in the Clew Bay than weeks in a year. On the top, you have a nice view on Murrisk mountains. (bigger picture at http://perso.wanadoo.fr/gribouille.3d/Annexe1/Pages/2003.html) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/1229/
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mpk66 on Croagh Patrick, 2009
by mpk66  9 Mar 2009
Summit of Croagh Patrick (2005) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/3633/
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doffy on Croagh Patrick, 2004
by doffy  20 Nov 2004
I climbed the reek on a fine summers day in August 2001. As you get near the top your footing is unpredictable because of the bad gravel and stones but when you get to the top the view is exceptionally good. You can see clew bay, clare island and some of the Achill island to the north. And views towards Connemara to the south. And comming down your footing isn't to good either so you should stick to the stones if you don't want to slip. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/1334/
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sweeney on Croagh Patrick, 2003
by sweeney  3 Jan 2003
Looking south towards Maumtrasna, the Sheefry Hills and Mweelrea on New Year's Eve. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/269/
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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/6095/
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