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“Friendly, Homely Wonderful Little Place!!”
Review of Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick
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$28.55*
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Croagh Patrick Pilgrims Hike from Westport Area
Ranked #4 of 181 things to do in County Mayo
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Owner description: One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
dublin
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46 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Friendly, Homely Wonderful Little Place!!”
Reviewed January 3, 2012

Have been to Cambells several times over the past since it has been renovated.
Padraig has still held on to the old world charm of the place to perfection!!!
There is always a warm and welcoming atmosphere and the food is fab, always cooked fresh and the chef is a delightful man who always comes front of house to make sure you are happy with what you've ordered. Also good value for money.
All in all I love this little piece of heaven and would Highly recommend it to anyone, especially visitors to our shores who would be getting a true piece of our Irish heritage like going back in time!!!!

Visited January 2012
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dublin
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“fantatsic,tough but worth it!”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

I am proud to have climbed the reek!
It is a tough climb but ith mountain boots and a pole,very doable if you take your time.!
I would recemmend average fitness to do it,It is tough coming down.The views were amazing on a fab november cold and sunny day! a lovely bowl of soup warmed us at the bottom in campbells pub!( and a guinness)!I would say if your anyway outdoorsey and you go to westport,It would be a sin not to climb this lovely mountain!

Visited November 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Beautiful serene place. Stinking disgusting toilets.”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

We went up Croagh Patrick and enjoyed every minute. It is a hard climb if you are not really fit and determined but it is certainly worth the jelly legs and cramps.The wind up there is fierce and I would definitely recommend hiring or bringing a good strong walking stick. When we got down I went to use the loo. What a disgrace. The smell is overpowering and not one of the toilets has a seat. MAYO. THIS IS 2011.

Visited September 2011
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Galway, Ireland
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Definitely one for the Bucket List!”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Something you must do before you die! I'm not sure I'll ever climb Croagh Patrick again... its one of those things you want to do at least once... unless of course you are a sucker for punishment? If you are this place is perfect! Take your shoes off and join the other nutters atoning for all their sins! First timers should bring/hire/buy one of those walking sticks that almost every else carries... there is a reason they do it! And wear good walking boots if you have them. Bring water, a light rain jacket and plenty of determination! The experience will move you... guaranteed!!

Visited August 2011
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Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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“Unmarvelled Scenic Beauty in the West of Ireland”
Reviewed September 10, 2011

I recently climbed Croagh Patrick with my cousin's husband Jimmy. The day was crisp and we were well clad in outdoor clothing and hiking boots. We met many small groups and individuals walking up and down during our three hour trek. The views were wonderful, the people coming down the track encouraging with friendly comments that there wasn't too far more to go and the rugged history of the place could be felt with every step taken, whether going up or down. We took some pictures at the top of the raw scenic beauty, looking out upon Clew Bay with it's many Drumlin islands, one of them being famously owned by the Beatles singer John Lennon.... I understand now where some of John's latter life great song inspiration must have come from... Anyway from the top with its petit white church we also viewed Clare Island and the flat lands to the East as far as Sligo, Roscommon and probably East Galway. We came down a bit quicker than the climb up and the Holly sticks we'd been given by the hotel we were staying in, then came into their own, securing our downward descent. It's another story again about Cambells Pub at the foot of the Reek, the refreshing pints and bowl of soup rejeuvaneted both of us.... Jimmy can't wait to do it again on his next trip back to Westport.

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