Croagh Patrick 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 Croagh Patrick via Ben Goram which is a westerly spur and provides a nice quiet alternative. We will descend on the same route. The climb via Ben Goram is very beautiful and superior in every way to the usual pilgrim path and highly recommended.
Meeting point: Pilgrim car park in Murrisk at 9:30am
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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Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
Walking poles are advisable and will provide additional support
NB - Cancellation policy
Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund
Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%
Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement