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Croagh Patrick

Address: Murrisk, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 76 Attractions in County Mayo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
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Type: Mountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
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Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife, daughter and I visited in early June. As Catholics, this was a must see for us. The climb is not to be taken lightly, but the views from the top were amazing (360 and for 30+ miles). While there is a guy, and a tired donkey, at the tip with a few basic refreshments, you might want to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Highlight of my trip to Mayo. Was advised against going up because of the fog and poor visibility, but delighted I went against the advice. It was tough going but up and down, especially near the summit, as the rock underfoot it very loose, so you would want to be careful at this part. The view at each stage of... More 

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Dublin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you're fit and healthy, you can't pass up an opportunity to climb Croagh Patrick if you're in the area. Wear good hiking boots/shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Croagh Patrick is located in Westport. After paying the 3 euros parking fee, we began our steep, uphill hike on the very loose gravel, rocky terrain. Though for much of the lower hike we were in sun & wind, from the saddle to the top we were blanketed in freezing cold, windy fog. There is an old, closed monastery on... More 

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Perth, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

For the religious, non-religious, the thrill seeking, scenery seeking or active among us I would recommend a hike to the top of the reek. The views are fantastic from the top and there is a silent spirituality/tranquility of achievement once you get there. Go for it!

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Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very hard for me and steep exactly the last part of the climb. But I took my time, didnt rush and that was the success! it took me 4 hours up and 4 hours down but the weather was really great and because I hurt my ankle before it was better to took all the time what I needed. At... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The only reason I am not giving it 5 starts is due to the weather which impeded on the view from the summit. Overall, if you are reasonably fit and able, can maintain your concentration on the steeper sections and are motivated you will have no problems reaching the top. Coming down from the upper section is fairly tricky, and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Climbing the mountain is free, parking is not. The mountain is 2,507 feet high, which is no big deal if you've climbed Kililmanjaro, but for the rest of us, it's a hike! As many have mentioned, hiking boots are a must and ones that support your ankles are best. I definitely reccomend a walking stick which will come in very... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Croagh Patrick is a huge mountain that people climb and a must see if you are in the Galway regions. The setting is gorgeous and the mountain looks daunting but there are many people who climb in - mostly younger. Worth the drive.

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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Oh how I wish I made it to the top of Croagh Patrick, but I did not. The hike was straight up and very rocky and loose. Having recently recovered from an ankle injury I was grateful for sturdy hiking boots. Given the steepness of the first part of the climb, I opted to turn around at the shoulder (it... More 

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