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“Only sightseeing on this occasion.”
Review of Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick
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Patrick's Causeway Bike Tour from Westport
Ranked #12 of 197 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.
Reviewed November 11, 2013

I had long wanted to visit the Mountain of pilgrimage - Croagh Patrick - now unable to climb it but happy to sit in the car and gaze at its magnificence. We were there on a wonderful day - the light was superb. There is a large car park with a height restriction. A lane leads up to the start of the walk. I did it in spirit - remembering the stories of Irish friends about their climbs over the years.

2  Thank gingko2
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"coming down"
in 35 reviews
"walking stick"
in 56 reviews
"tough climb"
in 41 reviews
"loose rocks"
in 30 reviews
"take your time"
in 37 reviews
"holy mountain"
in 30 reviews
"bare feet"
in 26 reviews
"hiking boots"
in 28 reviews
"sense of accomplishment"
in 12 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 20 reviews
"clew bay"
in 46 reviews
"great hike"
in 8 reviews
"bring water"
in 16 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 18 reviews
"bucket list"
in 21 reviews
"last sunday"
in 9 reviews
"second half"
in 7 reviews

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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

We did the hike up the 750 m high Mountain in the middle of october. It was so windy and rainy that our hands were frozen and our hair was wet, because we were right in the clouds! We even met a man who told us that he went up 30 times and this time the weather was the worst ! The first 300 metre the view was spectacular, and the rest 450 m we had to have a look at the TripAdvisor pictures because when we were at the top there was nothing more to see than clouds and we nearly got blown off the top. It was fun though and we are very proud of ourselfs sitting in a cosy pub with the fire on

2  Thank aliseestheworld
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is my 4th time climbing this mountain and I love it
Myself and 5 friends climbed it on Saturday there was a few showers but nothing too bad
Some of my friends found it tough especially the boulder field near the top but everyone made it to the top and were rewarded with spectacular views
Would thoroughly recommend everyone should climb it at last once but make sure you go prepared for all weathers and wear good sturdy boots

4  Thank steviedenim
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We decided to make the climb before we arrived in Ireland, so had taken walking boots and correct clothing. It is quite steep in parts, to say the least, but worth the effort. After climbing for two hours, I was ready to give up, and come back down, but the people coming down really encourage you to carry on. It took 3 hours to climb, as I had to keep stopping, but the views are amazing from the very top. It took us 1 hour 40 mins to get back down, but that is also a little tricky because of the loose rocks. I was really glad to have do this and felt great afterwards. Btw, there are toilets facilities along the way, although we didn't use them, so don't know how clean etc etc

3  Thank Caroline12349
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I stopped here during our recent trip to Ireland and the Connemara area. We weren't prepared to go too far up the mountain but we wanted to hike up a little way, at least. The views- even going just a little way up the mountain were spectacular! The path, by the way, is nothing but rocks so we were a little concerned about spraining an ankle. I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from trying to hike up the mountain but you need to be reasonably fit and know what you're doing. Check out the pictures and the other reviews before setting out for the top! At the very least, allow yourself plenty of time and get an early start on a nice day. I'd like to try, if we ever get back to this part of Ireland!

2  Thank DonnieOshkosh
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