We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Croagh Patrick

Murrisk, Ireland
Improve this listing
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.
Write a Review

171 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    141
    27
    1
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Longford, Ireland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Have done this a couple of times and it doesn't get easier. Very lucky to get good weather which makes it all the more enjoyable with the fantastic views. I found the first section the most difficult as your legs try to get used to the terrain and climb. The mid flatter section gives you a chance to recover before... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It has been some years since last climbed Croagh Patrick with my late father. It was most enjoyable to do so again in the company of my own children (now grown up!). It's a tough climb as the gradient is quiet steep, especially the final stretch, with the pathway filled with shale. Good footwear is recommended and you need to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

After the rain stopped and the clouds cleared up I went to hike up Croagh Patrick on an afternoon in early July. The last section of the trail is steep but with a good pair of hiking boots and a bit of experience it is a manageable hike. The views from the top are a wonderful reward for the your... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
156 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A nice area! Got there early so avoided the cues, easy walk up and worth it. Interesting area lots of history about the place! Cafe here does a good hot chocolate!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ireland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Did the Croagh Patrick climb on Reek Sunday along with 40 thousand others! Yes that's right 40,000. It was a great experience, started at 6am and after a very steep climb near the top arrived to the amazing sites that is the Mayo country side. Fog came and went, sun came and went, rain came and went, all in about... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When we awoke on our first morning in Westport we could see Croagh Patrick clearly from our lodgings in Rosbeg, just outside the town. It was cloudy but the clouds were high in the sky so the peak was dominant, head and shoulders above the ridge, like the 11 year old in the class picture who grew faster than all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We did this hike in July 2014 with our Irish friend, Sarah. My wife and I are from British Columbia (Canada), so we have done our fair share of hiking. Even so, this can be a challenging trail for the inexperienced hiker. The ascent is tough but very doable for person of moderate fitness. If you tough it out, there... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

The place is brilliant for exercise, beauty spot seeking and Christian pilgrimage. It is truly lovely, it has not been changed to help make the walk easier, so it's authentic and challenging. There are sheep wandering the scene and there is a beautiful view of the bay and the islands in it. Note- Bring good footwear and good jackets if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

An absolute must do in Ireland. I now have utter respect for others who told me they climbed it! It can get steep and you may get a little unsure of yourself in places but once you keep you wits about you and climb safely, there should be no problem. Breathtaking views no matter how high you go but if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you have the luck of St Patrick, you will have the most amazing views from the peak. We happened to be in Westport on the last weekend in July when the great pilgrimage takes place. We are SO thrilled we made the trek to the top. Do bring a walking stick or you can rent them at the base.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Croagh Patrick also viewed

 

Been to Croagh Patrick? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Croagh Patrick, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing