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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, also The Reek an extra EastWest name in English (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   (Show all for Croagh Patrick (Cruach Phádraig))
 
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Picture: Croagh Patrick, looking back from Ben Goram to the West, cloud forming at top after hot thundery day
 
Up pilgram path to reek then west down via ridge Ben Goram. hot sun, cloud inver
by gaoithe  21 May 2024
We stashed 2 bikes at small roads T junction to the West of Ben Goram. Cars parked at pilgrim car park in Murrisk. Cracking sunny day. Thunderstorms away to North and West of us. As we climbed cloud inversion rolled in to the land South and a smaller one to North over Clew Bay. Mountain rescue came out team dropped from helicopter to assist and take away someone in difficulty. Steep climb so tough enough but the new steps are much easier than walking on the old shifting stone scree. Amazing views on top although the midges started to come out in good numbers. We headed West following the ridge and peaks down to Ben Goram and further. Rough track, very steep, stone scree in places and heather grass hillside. Walking into setting sun. Lights on bikes 6km cycle back the road to cars. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/24213/
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