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Croagh Patrick Area   N: North Ridge Subarea
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
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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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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Croagh Patrick (<i>Cruach Phádraig</i>) in area Croagh Patrick, Ireland
Picture: A view looking in the south direction.
Cold climb
by Wilderness  26 Feb 2017
I was wary of the dark hail clouds that kept hitting the mountain. Some of them looked thundery. Fortunately there was no lightning and a'lot of people about. When the clouds moved away the views were amazing. Quite a challenging climb due to all the scree and loose rock. I had more difficulty coming back down it. I think you have to pay if you want to use the car park which I wasn't happy about ,so I found a space along the lane that leads up to the path. Linkback:
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Picture: Myself and Anne as she bids me bon voyage.
marshall on Croagh Patrick, 2007
by marshall  8 Nov 2007
Hi, I'm an Australian who toured Ireland with my Irish partner Anne in May and June of 07'. I only had two main wishes of "things to do or see" while visiting this beautiful country . One was to go to Rathlin Island off county Antrim and the other was to climb Croagh Patrick. I began my climb on Friday the first of June after acquiring a hazelwood stick and an Irish cap from a gent selling souvenirs in a caravan in the carpark. I was a bit reluctant to buy the stick as I considered myself reasonably fit and thought it a tad "woosy". The further I got up the mountain the more I was glad of the purchase, I think by using the stick it takes some of the work from your legs therefore saving you energy. A lot of people use the abundance of rocks on the mountainside to create their names so once at the top I made Anne's name. I wonder if it is still there. Perhaps the goats have disturbed it. I do not consider myself religious but for an unknown reason I crossed myself after making Anne's name and felt this unusual goodness within me.
The climb will remain in my thoughts for life. The view was magnificent and I would recommend this excursion to anyone. Cheers Marshall Linkback:
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yecul on Croagh Patrick, 2006
by yecul  12 May 2006
Went up the Reek last summer, beautful day in Westpost and even in the carpart at the Croagh Patrick itself. but we couldnt see the top. up we went any way and couldn't see a thing on top, i mean i couldn't see my hand in front of my face. and the wind was deadly.
we passed this man from Mayo on his way up. He was 82 years of age. an old rain coat and his walking stick is all he was equipt with. 5 times a year he climed this mountian, he told us. he did his stations of the cross on the top and off he went down again. and never fell once.
Im heading up again tomorrow with a stag party, hope there'll be a bettter view this time.
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sarah on Croagh Patrick, 2002
by sarah  14 Oct 2002
Lovely views, and full of people in great form. The summit can become clouded in mist fairly quickly. Linkback:
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dc on Croagh Patrick, 2006
by dc  18 May 2006
Went up this mountain twice in the past year. First time on the day the pope died I hulked my 40lb Mountain Bike on my shoulder all the way to the top, I think this is how JC must have felt when carrying that cross, as I to felt that death was going to be the likely outcome at the end of i all!! Took about two hours up and 15 minutes down, I was of course pleasant and corteous to all I met on the way down. If you're going to do this bring armour. Will be back again this summer to run up (and down)! The sooner they install a cable car with bike carriers the better. Linkback:
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hazyview on Croagh Patrick, 2008
by hazyview  15 Sep 2008
Amazing location, steep climb but very rewarding views over Clew Bay. Linkback:
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