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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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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.. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/6742/
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Plus ones first climb (my second)
by scottyplusone  5 Aug 2021
I have climbed Croagh Patrick twice. Once with a bad head after agreeing the night before to climb in my daft youth and a second time with my four year old and ten year old niece. Going from carpark, the path is clear and there are always people climbing or running the route. It is windy and cold at the top and the views are great. My four year old loved every second and has now dragged me up a variety of mountains and completed the four peaks from the four peak challenge! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/23232/
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