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Croagh Patrick

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Address: Murrisk, Ireland
Phone Number: 09864114
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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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Just looking at it is awe-inspiring

I didn't climb it, but I couldn't take eyes off of it. It's so incongruous -- a huge cone in the middle of a flat landscape. It's truly unique, with a fascinating history. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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331 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't climb it, but I couldn't take eyes off of it. It's so incongruous -- a huge cone in the middle of a flat landscape. It's truly unique, with a fascinating history. The photos of it don't do it justice, you have to see it to really appreciate it. I wish I were hardy enough to climb it, but... More 

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely recommend this little adventure. The views are absolutely stunning across the landscape. It's a view that I will never get tired of seeing.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting stop on our tour, a truly holy place of deep meaning. The Croag -- i.e. mountain peak or "stack" -- rose above the fog as we approached. The visitor's center is well worthwhile to learn about Patrick and his importance in Ireland.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This would be a great hike to do in nice weather, if you're fit. The mountain is fairly steep and has loose rocks, so a walking stick is really a must unless you want to stack it. Unfortunately, the day we went the entire top half of the mountain, at least, was completely shrouded in low cloud. If it had... More 

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Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Pick a nice day where the weather forecast is not too bad and up you go! It's a bit of a climb, tough but definitely doable and totally worth it! It's a nice challenge for yourself and the view up there over clew bay is just amazing. After such a climb a well deserved pint of guinness tastes even better.

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Margate Kent U.K.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I went here with my daughter who was visiting Ireland for the first time, and fittingly she climbed Croagh Patrick despite the weather not being the best, I meanwhile looked around Murrisk they also have the sculpture of the Famine Ship which is very impressive, I have been her before many years ago it is an area of great beauty... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The mountain itself is spectacular it has so much history on it. If you are going to climb it don't give up and the start the first bit is the hardest by far it just gets easier.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

If you are in Westport Ireland, you might as well go to Croagh Patrick and even on cast day, you might take your chance as I did. Although the climb was not easy, it was worth it, I was able to take amazing pictures and truly get a sense of the history of this holy mountain. Some brave souls climb... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Walked up to the top of Croagh Patrick once before some time ago, but, on a recent trip to Westport decided to venture up again. There was a good crowd walking and running (yes, I did type running) up and down the hill that day. I would recommend you wear boots. Carry some water, food snacks and rain wear. There... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We climbed this mountain on an overcast day. It was a challenging climb but well worth it with its views and history. We were lucky in that we didn't run into a lot of people.

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