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Address: Murrisk, Ireland
Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an...
One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
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Croagh Patrick Climb

Not for the faint hearted or unfit...Very challenging! Try to climb on a clear day the view is amazing and make sure to bring a stick or hire one at the base of the mountain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Not for the faint hearted or unfit...Very challenging! Try to climb on a clear day the view is amazing and make sure to bring a stick or hire one at the base of the mountain. Bring plenty of water and snacks.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We really enjoyed our day at Croagh Patrick even though we're not at all religious and we didn't do the full climb. The views, even from the bottom, are beautiful. The visitor centre is well run, clean and serves lovely coffee. We saw lots of climbers even on the rainy day we were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It was amaizing to climb the last path of Croagh Patrick as it was so high to the top and rocky. After was waiting for us an award, a beautiful view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The hike to the top is as beautiful as it is difficult. If its sunny its not so bad but if theres weather you might feel like youre summiting Mt. Everest in a snow storm!!! Once you do get to the top, you have to come back down.....Im not sure which way is harder

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Second time we have done the climb(a lot easier than the first!) It is quite hard going for the last 20 mins or so,but the views all the way round when you get to the top are just beautiful! Be very careful coming back down - you can lose your footing quite easily. Good off road car park and toilets... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Wasn't a sunniest of days but it was dry, there's a clear path from the bottom to the final steep accent (this is the last quarter of the climb). First half is steep but very manageable, the middle section is flat enough and a good breather before the final accent. Final accent is steep and there is a lot of... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went up with my 11 year old son on a bright sunny but cool May morning. The first 3rd is hard going and a bit of a slog.The middle bit is a welcome relief before you start the scramble up the rocks. On average it takes about 2 hours to go up. I saw people of all ages...women and men... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Although we didn't attempt the climb to the summit our visit was still very spiritually enlightening and I am determined to make the pilgrimage when we move to Ireland. The shrine of Our Lady with Croagh Patrick in the background is beautiful and a very peaceful area to sit and reflect. Well worth a visit.

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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A stunning place set in the most beautiful countryside with an incredible history, you need to be fit to try the actual pilgrims walk but worth going just a little way up for the views and to marvel at the tenacity of the faithful who have and still do make the pilgrimage to the oratory at the peak, There are... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Because of the rocky footing, one can say I climb a hill and came down a mountain. The wind can be strong but this climb to the top of Ireland's Holy Mountain is worth it

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