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Croagh Patrick

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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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Originally from Co Mayo but had never done the "Reek" so finally decided that I needed to tick this one off. I agree with the reviewer who said it goes from hard to easy to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Originally from Co Mayo but had never done the "Reek" so finally decided that I needed to tick this one off. I agree with the reviewer who said it goes from hard to easy to what-was-I-thinking! The ascent begins as you leave the car park and it gets steeper all the way up to the shoulder then a brief respite... More 

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Lifford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Pilgrims Progress type aura about the whole ascent to the top. Lovely to stop and reflect at various points to drink in the changing views.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Done Croagh Patrick with my family recently. It was an enjoyable challenge except for the terrible cold very wet weather. We were freezing by the time we got to the bottom. You can't rely on the Irish weather at all. It was mid July :(. You definitely need good walking boots and a stick. The last quarter is very steep... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our group of four set out very early in the morning. We were the first car in the parking lot. Two of the group turned back before the halfway point, and two of us continued to the summit. The hike was challenging, particularly the footing near the top. We were too early to rent one of the hiking sticks, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Oh wow. .what a place. My partner and l paced ourselves climbing this beautiful place it was tough as we desented to the top but the day was beautiful and the view was breathtaking when we reached the top. We Recommend bringing a walking stick lots of water and a nice lunch for the top..Enjoy.😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Whether climbing this mountain as a challenge or a pilgrimage, it is well worth doing. You will be rewarded with magnificent views of Clew Bay and the surrounding countryside at all stages of the climb, but especially from the summit. There is a great sense of achievement upon reaching the summit. Even if you can only climb portion of it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We climbed to the top (with more than a few stops along the way!) but it was all worth it when we got to the top and saw the view! Absolutely amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I climbed Croagh Patrick three times, all with friends - and trust me, I'm not a hiker. It was a real experience all the times I did it: there are people that do it every week or even everyday and you actually get to know them and their stories. If you're lucky (or informed, which I wasn't), you get to... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

definitely recommend hiring a stick for the descent. the final ascent is very steep and challenging in both directions especially for seniors but well worth the stunning views and sense of achievement. take your time and tread carefully. took us 2.5 hrs up and about 1.5 down. i'm 60 and my husband is 69. we both slipped twice but apart... More 

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Etna, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and friends actually made this hike and brought back wonderful pictures. This mountain involves some serious climbing over loose rock. My husband fell once and is still sore. One lady in the group wore clogs and only made it part of the way. Boots are essential. Being partially disabled myself I could not make the climb but from... More 

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Address: Murrisk, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo

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