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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 1146 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 65th highest in Ireland.

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Western Pilgrimage .. by march-fixer   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croagh Patrick in area Croagh Patrick, Ireland
Picture: Me on the frequently visited summit.
 
Irelands holy mountain.
by TommyV  31 Oct 2018
Croagh Patrick is easily Irelands most visited mountain (Carrauntoohil might disagree but I firmly believe it is) and it's easy to see why. To look at it from the ground, it's conical shape is very unique and up on top the views out over Clew Bay are magnificent. The history of St Patrick and the church on the top also add to the pull of the mountain. It has become a victim of it's own success and the erosion now on the mountain is quite evident. To reach the summit it's a straightforward up and down from the car park at L91940 82340 C. Just follow the traffic. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/20125/
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I climbed by the Pilgrims' Path on Friday 20th Ju .. by dino   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
The Reek 365 .. by swoop   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
White Reek Stripe .. by swoop   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
Reek Sunday 2007 .. by gadge   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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