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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 1079 members. Recently by: Michaeljnr, cclair, sheilakilduff, Paul_Rooney, annieipa, JimMc, mickdylan, ckilm, sophpow, William-J, PaulNolan, Wildcat, LucyPye, cduddy, msammon
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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)
 
Zipped up this peak early (8am) Saturday morning .. by rmilne   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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)
 
Baa on Croagh Patrick, 2007
by Baa  13 Aug 2007
Very heavily littered. Saw many hundreds of discarded water bottles and food wrappers. Also surrounding hillsides/summits are heavily vandalized - people spelling out their name by laying rocks. Summit itself is also blighted by an ugly church and hideous shelters. Unbelievably ugly desecration of an otherwise beautiful mountain and view. How can the Irish put up with such infantile behaviour ? Avoid this climb if you are interested in wilderness or aesthetics. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/65/comment/2793/
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BIG DAY on the Reek .. by swoop   (Show all for Croagh Patrick)
 
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