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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
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Longitude: -9.659778, Latitude: 53.760016 , Easting: 90584, Northing: 280197 Prominence: 639m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 490558 780212,   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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Frosty picture of the church on top of Croagh Pat .. by Kennyjonathan400   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croagh Patrick in area Croagh Patrick, Ireland
 
rmilne on Croagh Patrick, 2004
by rmilne  13 Oct 2004
Zipped up this peak early (8am) Saturday morning 11 Sept. Luckily not the major hangover problem I expected. Followed the normal path and was up in 1hr 10 min. I was very surprised that the path went straight up the wide scree of the summit cone instead of making zig-zags. Must be heart breakingly steep for some, but shorter if you are bare foot or prostate!
I did circle the cairn and the church once each. Hard to say where the exact high point is, I finally accepted L90583 80197 A as the top.
Sunny at the bottom (see photo), but v windy, mist and drizzle on top. Met a guy going up in blue jeans and a sweater, good luck to him!
Photo shows most of the route, the path is visible on the far left as a light diagnol line to the col. Summit totally socked in!
Back to the car in 2 hours and headed for Mweelrea. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/1242/
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I was determined to climb The Reek while holidayi .. by Thylacine   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Church on summit of Croagh Patrick. Photo taken d .. by Sweeney   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Very heavily littered. Saw many hundreds of disca .. by Baa   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
BIG DAY on the Reek .. by swoop   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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