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Croagh Patrick

Murrisk, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 87 attractions in County Mayo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
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Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I climbed this mountain with my teenage son (a varsity cross country runner) and my twelve year old son. My partner decided to turn around about 1/3 of the way up. We are from Colorado and are certainly no strangers to climbing mountains, but I found the climb very difficult, as there are no switchbacks, just a trail straight up... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My first time to climb it and was a bitter sweet personal experience for me, will be back to do it again before end of summer.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We recently stayed in Ireland for 5 days in Castlebar, County Mayo. This 2500 foot mountain is near there/just on the other side of the town of Westport. Our family group decided to climb this as it was suggested as something special to do. Half of us made it to the top. Getting to the top was to say the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

On a clear day, the view of the Mountain is great and sight of the Pilgrims walking up to the summit is amazing. A nice little gift shop at the bottom of the hill.

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Athlone, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We decided to climb Croagh Patrick on out trip to Westport. The views on the way up are amazing on a clear day. The walk is tough towards the end on the steep rocky part but the views from the top are well worth the effort.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Climbing Croagh Patrick is an absolute must for any relatively fit person visiting Westport. The views from the mountain of Clew Bay are magical and there is a great sense of achievement arriving at the top of what is a very steep climb. The top section is particularly steep and rocky - in my estimation it is not for anyone... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just back from walking Croagh Patrick. One of the toughest most physically demanding things I have ever done. The first part is very tough as its straight into a steep climb the middle is nice and level to help to readjust before the almpst vertically straight up summit. Every time you think you are nesr the top you turn a... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I've done this twice, once in the mist, no view at top but atmospheric with double rainbow and the latest time on a clear hot (yes we had a hot day in Ireland) day with amazing views at the top. If you are unsure about your balance, hire a stick to lean on. If you are a mountain goat like... More

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Ennis, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My sisters and brothers and I went up the mountain on June 20th 2014.They made it to the top but I did not. It was an amazing experience and the views are fantastic. This mountain is difficult to climb as the stones are very loose and many people fell on the way up and down. We considered ourselves lucky to... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

To me the first third of climb was the toughest as only getting used to the terrain and it was so changeable, the second third, if you follow is the easiest, you can take a breath, then loose it again with the view🌏 and the last third is of course the most rewarding as you eventually reach the top..... On... More

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