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Croagh Patrick

Murrisk, Ireland
+353 98 64114
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Hilly!

Grab a stick, or a climbing pole, you’ll need it! This is a beautiful and scenic climb, but hard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
peadarscott76
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Great hike, worth the work.

Plan on 4.0 hours. It took us 2 hours up and over 2 hours down. The younger crowd was faster, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gotwine2015
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Windsor, Canada
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One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coming down” (35 reviews)
“walking stick” (54 reviews)
“tough climb” (39 reviews)
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Murrisk, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grab a stick, or a climbing pole, you’ll need it! This is a beautiful and scenic climb, but hard! Tough going up, tougher towards the top with loose rock and shale to contend with, but equally as tough to scale down. The views are spectacular...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan on 4.0 hours. It took us 2 hours up and over 2 hours down. The younger crowd was faster, but what is the rush. Off and on clouds added to the drama. The view is spectacular. Yes the top is steep, just keep on...More

Thank gotwine2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Profile: 30 year old male, 6ft and 160lbs. Not an experienced climber/hiker but an avid outdoorsman with a lot of will power. Went out on a clear but brisk sunday morning in mid November. I read reviews so knew a bit of what to expect...More

2  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

On a foggy Sunday we set off at 11am. We spoke to a man who'd just come down, he told us to wear light cloths and bring plenty of water. So we set off and took our time. There was a lot of people climbing...More

1  Thank Paddy H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful mountain .... Carved by the Gods to compliment the surrounding seaside resorts and waterways, etc. A perfect backdrop to Westport. 😀

Thank David J
Reviewed 4 November 2017

On the last Sunday of July, every year, thousands of people complete the “Reek Sunday” pilgrimage to the peak of Croagh Patrick. It is located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) from Westport, above the villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey. We joined the throng on a very rainy night and the...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I was surprised at how steep this walk was. The day we climbed was particularly wet and windy, so the view at the top was not particularly scenic, but we were proud of our efforts. It felt like a great achievement and there was a...More

Thank Niamhyosa
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I was with a pilgrimage group and half of us braved the mountain while the other half visited sites of archeological significance around the area. The weather was so wild and windy that the group climbing could only make it to the saddle. The disappointed...More

Thank Kellie I
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The views are worth the The track up It can be very rough in places Expressly on the way down. Nevertheless it truly was a great experience doing this.

1  Thank Tonycpfc1
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Climbing the mountain is fairly hard. You definitely need rain gear, walking boots, water and I would recommend a walking stick or pole( mainly for coming down as you can slip on loose rocks) . If it's cloudy you won't see spectacular views but it's...More

1  Thank barm29
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sharonmcoyle
4 December 2017|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Not going to lie, it's a tough climb even for a reasonably fit adult in decent weather, about 2 hours going up and hour and a half coming back down, a lot of it is very rocky and steep. If the weather is bad (and this is... More
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Emma S
15 August 2017|
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Response from slocumdave | Reviewed this property |
The bus goes to Westport, which is about five miles from Croagh Patrick. Taxi service is available in Westport.
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caking57
5 August 2017|
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Response from slocumdave | Reviewed this property |
I liked the Convent B&B in Leenane, but there are several a little closer. I just really like Leenane as well as The Convent.
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