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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)
“walking stick” (46 reviews)
Murrisk, Ireland
+353 98 64114
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a legit hike over some rocky terrain. Be ready for the weather to change as you work your way up the mountain. We were warm at the bottom and wishing for more layers by the time we got to the plateau. We didn't...More

Thank Patrick E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is hard. It's harder when there are more people because the narrow pathways get very congested. We went on a beautiful Saturday and it was very crowded. There's also a whole lot of loose gravel spots and loose giant rocks that you have to...More

1  Thank Colleen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tough but amazing climb of Croagh Patrick!! About 2 hours up one hour down depending on fitness levels.Last part of climb quite slow due to loose rock. Amazing views of Clew Bay from on top!! Do's and Donts !! Do wear the right footwear, clothes,...More

2  Thank derekdd83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular views over clew bay. Met lots of very friendly people from all over the world. It's a challenging climb that will test the resolve of the unfit and leave your legs aching but the sense of satisfaction you get once completed is worth it....More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The summit can be reached by 22 mile hike from Ballintubber or from the base in Murrisk to climb the rocky face to the summit wear, legend has it, St. Patrick converted Ireland to Christianity.

1  Thank Twinzone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived early in the morning for the annual pilgrimage and climb there were a few stewards directing traffic into fields converted into car park s on the road in from Westport, some of those car parks seemed to a bit far from the start...More

1  Thank Martin N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I travelled with another couple from Canada and this place was something we wanted to do for years. The weather was okay, didn't really rain until coming down the mountain. Definitely need to dress for the weather and bring rain gear, snacks...More

1  Thank Canadian-Irish-72
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

2  Thank Karen559
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Emma S
14 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.
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.
23 July 2017|
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Response from titek76 | Reviewed this property |
First time we went like all the tourists - from Murrisk. Last moth though we decided to be more adventurous and took a hike from the south-east of the mountain, village called Ballyhip (GPS coordinates: 53° 45.128'N ; 9... More