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Croagh Patrick

Murrisk, Ireland
+353 98 64114
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One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
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“loose rocks” (29 reviews)
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Murrisk, Ireland
+353 98 64114
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the toughest hikes I've encountered, for sheer steepness, but well worth the trip tot the top. Went at 7am before anyone else and it was lovely and quiet to watch the day wake up , and the sheep watching us

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is definitely one for the bucket list. It is by no means an easy climb and it truly is worth it for the beautiful views at the top. Wear good comfortable shoes that have good grip on them as there is a lot of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a couple of hours to spare in Westport this is a great way to spend an afternoon. The initial section is the toughest but there is a mind section that is flat and the rest helps with the cone or the final...More

Thank Easypleased100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Climbed to the first summit yesterday with 2 kids 10 and 12. My daughter (8) had to turn back with her father as she was scared of heights, though I did see girls aged 5 going up who were fine. We might have gone further...More

Thank Timmyholidays
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the effort to climb to the top but needs goods boots and plenty of time as it is quite a climb. Superb views from the top if the weather is clear.

Thank christopherhemswell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Completed Croagh Patrick this weekend. When we arrived you could barely see the mountain with the low cloud coverage. But don't let that put you off - start climbing, as we discovered the cloud coverage wasn't too bad and didn't affect proximal visibility if you...More

Thank TheAistearLife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pilgrimage hike is not for the weak at heart or muscle. I made the mistake of taking a backpack to carry my iPad and jewelry, but should not have. The wind at the top made the backpack feel twice as heavy and awkward. The...More

Thank Tammie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

NOT EASY Three thing you really need when climbing croagh Patrick is good 1. foot wear something with good grips 2. a stick/walking stick for on the way back down 3. drink and a bar Its hard going but if you take your time rest...More

1  Thank freshokeeffe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip up the mountain, the first time last year was a washout, it was rainy and foggy, this time we were blessed by the sun gods, it was clear and a great view was to be seen from the top, but...More

2  Thank banjodeano
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Legend has it that Croagh Patrick is the mountain from which St. Patrick banished snakes from Ireland forever. It is the site of a holy pilgrimage each year on the last Sunday of July, with a number of pilgrims climbing the mountain without shoes as...More

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23 July 2017|
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Response from WestgateWonderer | Reviewed this property |
Only one route and will depend how fit you are. Last part of the ascent is very hard, scramble with loose scree rock. I would allow 2.5-3 hours to get up and 2-2.5 to descend for someone of good fitness.
21 June 2017|
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Response from slocumdave | Reviewed this property |
No charge to climb, small charge to park in parking lot. Hiking staffs are available for rent between the parking lot and gift shop. Good investment.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Siobhan P | Reviewed this property |
You can climb on your own although it's not exactly signposted you just keep heading up!!! 👍