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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 Connacht Province, 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 1154 members. Recently by: Kilcoobin, Kilcubbin, dregish, Maire-Ni, conormcg, odrisceoil146, Q35on, Hjonna, deggy66, conororourke, justynagru, LorraineG60, abcd, Grumbler, nupat
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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 65th highest in Ireland.

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katekat on Croagh Patrick, 2007
by katekat  5 Apr 2007
Me and my boyfriend climbed up this commercial mountain y/day in unbelievably sunny day and clear sky. Really enjoyed the view from the top. Couldn´t believe to see so many people in casual clothes and shoes and so many kidies. Erosion is really bad here and the summit for me means "never more". Linkback:
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willie-boy on Croagh Patrick, 2008
by willie-boy  4 May 2008
This was my first big mountain, well 768m is big for me. I climbed the beast on 28th May 2008 starting at 11am. The morning was very misty and cloudy and i could only see part of the mountain the top half was covered in mist. As I was climbing the first half the sky opened up and it rained heavy for 10 mins and the wind picked up which was a challenge as i got higher. Once i got over the first big climb and reached the toilets the wind dyed down a bit. From here the surrounding view was only visible in patches as it was still very misty. The ascent to the top was tough and those nights in the gym paid off. Climbing and walking on the loose stones and rocks was fearful at times especially as it got steeper. As i could not see the summit with the mist the climb to the top seemed to go on for ever but when i saw the top of the church i was so relived that i had made it to the top. Coming down was also a challenge i had to be extra careful on the loose rock. Overall I really enjoyed the whole expereince and found Croagh Patrick a great climb and cant wait to do it again. Linkback:
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A great reward for an early start
by ShayGlynn  10 Feb 2015
I made an early start up the Reek last Saturday with the aim of getting the sunrise at the top. Even in the dark the path is very obvious and the head torch was only needed for a short while. It looked like I was out of luck when I arrived at a summit engulfed in cloud but just as I was giving up hope the mountain did its magic and the sun broke through leaving a blanket of cloud below. I spent a good 45 minutes enjoying the changing view blown in by a bitter wind and the rarity of having the summit to myself. Linkback:
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sligobay on Croagh Patrick, 2008
by sligobay  27 Apr 2008
Climbed The Reek on Saturday the 26th of April with a group of Sligo Scouts. We had a fantastic day over-all and equally weather-wise! The views all the way up were breathtaking. Wasn't too busy by the time we started the cone ascent. I'll be back again ASAP! Linkback:
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Picture: 365 - JUNE 4th
365 Big day on the Cone
by swoop  11 May 2011
Please spread the word. JUNE 4th is the final ascent # 365 of the challenge.
All welcome, lets make some noise for Hillwalkers people. ASCENT AT 12 NOON SHARP. Linkback:
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Picture: One Man, One Mountain, 365 Consecutive Climbs
by swoop  11 May 2011

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