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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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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

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

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Well worth the climb, but boy it was a steep climb to the top!!! Could see all around the country from here and well worth the effort in getting to the top!

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Limerick, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

You need a good pair of hiking boots, sticks are a must I used one, plenty of water and a snack for when you get on top. Quite chilly when you get to top of the reek but what a view. Would not attempt to go up it in wet weather

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I who are part time hikers and NOT young decided to hike this mountain for the challenge - especially after reading all the encouraging reviews. I didn't read Clem2000's review before our climb but (s)he wrote it best and worth reading before heading up since I'm all about the one step at a time and the complex... More 

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Laois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Whether you do this for religious reasons or for a challenge doesn't really matter. If you are lucky enough to get to the top, which is difficult in places, then the views over Clew Bay are stunning. There are climbing sticks available to rent or buy which would have made the steeper parts of the climb and descent a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Although the climb is challenging in certain sections, and which took about 2hrs up and an 1.5hrs down, it's well worth the effort. But the 1.5 euro hire for the walking stick is worth every penny, particularly for the well needed support on the steeper parts of the descent.

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Southern California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

There are many ways to share my Croagh Patrick experience, but I think the best thing to do is to begin with the fact that this mountain has been the source of religious pilgrimages for a long, long time...according to one report I read, since 3000 BC. Here's what I learned: Don't make your trip about finish lines or distance.... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I hiked part way - but it got steep. Better hikes around. Food - souvenirs - and a large pay parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It doesn't matter if you do this for the religious reasons or for the fact that it's there and you want to climb it, just do it. The views over Clew Bay are superb with the back drop of the Mountains of Mayo in the distance. It is a pleasant climb to start and gets very steep at the top,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Climbed the mountain on a beautiful sunny day. Got up in about 1.20Hrs. The view at the top makes the climb worth while. Bear in mind it is quite steep at being to the top.

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