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Croagh Patrick

Address: Murrisk, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 167 things to do in County Mayo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Landmarks & points of interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The day started off sunny and not a cloud in sight, slightly hungover we ventured on up. The further you go the harder it gets, until you reach a flat are before it gets VERY steep. Unlucky here is where we were met with a huge rain cloud and got soaked!! The only shelter was about half a mile back... More 

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Callan, Ireland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were unlucky to climb this on a seriously windy day, made the going tough, and even u safe, in places. Mind you it's quite a climb even in a good day I'd say. Beautiful scenery though and well worth doing. Walking pole or stick a necessity as there is some loose/rough ground, plus decent walking boots or similar.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Dear Mayo County Council, We visited and and walked part of the Croagh Patrick climb over Valentines Weekend. I just could not believe the filth and dirt of the gents toilets and the fact that there were no toilet seats in the cubicles. The urinals and wash hand basins were discusting as an Irish Man in the middle of hundreds... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

A very enjoyable hike but seriously challenging. Got up in 1 hour 40 and back down in 1 hour 45. It's tuff going at times but worth it when you get to the top.

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Echt, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We visited and climbed Croagh Patrick in August. What an amazing walk this was! The road to the summet is deceivingly long, but the views during the walk (and at the summet) are more than worth the effort.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have been lucky enough to have climbed Croagh Patrick three times so far in my 32 years and every single time I do it, I wish I could or came to do it every year. It's a challenge when half way but its utterly breathtaking winter spring summer or autumn. Bring your camera, a snack and a few layers... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A truly exhilarating experience this was! The hike itself is no small feat as it gets quite steep on the last ascent but the breathtaking views from the top make it all worth it. Be sure to have shoes with good grip as the ground beneath on the way back down isn't very steady. Some loose coins on arrival will... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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