Croaghpatrick is the third highest mountain in Connaught. It is 764m high and nicknamed "The Reek"
According to Christian tradition, St. Patrick went up the sacred mountain at festival time in 441 AD. After fasting at the summit for 40 days, he banished all the snakes and demons from Ireland.
The normal route is from Murrisk and is climbed by countless thousands of pilgrims and tourists per year.
We plan to climb Croaghpatrick via Ben Goram which is a westerly spur and provides a nice quiet alternative route. The descent will be via the pilgrim track.
Murrisk large car park at 10:00am
Cost: 25 Euro per person.
Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended)
Time 5 to 6 hours.
Height Gain 750m
OSI Mapsheet No 37 1:50k
Difficulty level. Hard.
This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness and the ability to cope with uneven terrain
Pre registration is essential.
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