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Croagh Patrick

Murrisk, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 89 Attractions in County Mayo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
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Monasterevin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed it. Tough enough. Bring a stick and a good pair of hiking boots. It's not a path; it's a steep rock walk.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view from the top, but not an easy walk: its stepping on bigger and smaller rocks. I wouldn't do it if it were raining. Amazing to think old ladies would do it barefoot (I would recommend sturdy hiking boots). Its also possible to really make a pilgrimage out of the hike, including prayers halfway and at the top. The... More

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Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The climb seems to have three different stages. It's surprisingly tough for the first 40 minutes or so but it's also very pretty with a nice stream flowing down. The second phase is very easy, it's quite flat. The third party is very difficult and steep. The rocks are a bit lose and you need to be wearing suitable shoes... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
52 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a very tough climb but well worth it. You need stout walking shoes a jacket and water and snacks as there are no facilities except for toilets on the mountain. The views at the top are spectacular and the little church is cute. Great parking at the visitor center but don't forget to get a daily ticket

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Newry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Climbed Croagh Patrick with a group of 40 of us (most of us between 16-22) When we climbed it was so misty that we couldn't see the top of the mountain, which was maybe a good thing because we couldn't see how daunting it was. At the top it's very very steep, almost vertical so I would recommend either buying... More

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SomewhereInIreland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Allow plenty of time, bring sturdy boots, plenty of water and a walking stick, and you're all set. Superb views of Clew Bay and mountain landscape, along with the friendliest, happiest tourists I've ever met.

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United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I climbed this mountain on my own and again it's another tick off my list of achievements. I'm not lying, it was one of the hardest things I've done, but it was so satisfying to do something like this. One recommendation is that unless you're one of the eejits that do it bare foot, wear good, sturdy footwear...but do it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

As a lover of lookouts Croagh Patrick was definitly my Highlight in Mayo! It is a steep ascent, the path brings u over lose rocks! Specially the last bit is quite exhausting! But families do it with little children, and old people climb the holy mountain as well! I walked rather fast and it took me about an hour to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I tried climbing Croagh Patrick a number of years ago when I was shocking unfit, which resulted in me falling - badly. No doubt while climbing two weeks ago I took my time and was extremely careful. The views not just at the top, but all the way up are just outstanding - delighted my fiancée and I done it.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I hiked Croagh Patrick aka "The Reek" on Reek Sunday, the last Sunday of July, with 30,000 of my "closest friends". I'm an avid hiker aka hill climber in Arizona, so I came prepared with my hiking shoes, hiking shorts and layered clothing (short-sleeved top, fleece jacket and rain jacket). The hill is a steady incline all the way to... More

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