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One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
Murrisk, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared, wear appropriate footwear, bring hiking sticks and bottle of water. If you are unfit maybe bring a snack to boost your energy. It's a touch climb, lots of loose rocks and the last part of the climb is probably the worst. The views...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank aidebyrne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are in our mid 60’s, were not couch potatoes , both put in regular gym time, but it’s a really hard climb. It was drizzly when we climb, this added mud and slippery rocks. We brought poles and wore hiking boots...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank mdre29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Valentines morning 2019 was extremely mild with blue skies and sunshine. What a great way to walk off the hangover from the night before-we we’re staying in Westport and after hearing so much from the locals we decided to walk to Croagh Patrick. It took...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank JoseSantiago1968
Reviewed 7 February 2019

A lot of hard work but so worth the climb lots of people so special my husband and me do this evening year

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Deboah D
Reviewed 22 January 2019

The climb is well worth the effort. Take it slow, stop if you need to. But keep going. Views are spectacular all along the way. I recommend taking plenty of time at the top. We had to hurry down, as we were part of a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 110theresad
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Croagh Patrick is an amazing place to go visit. It offers a challenging but a worthy climb as the views are absolutely stunning not just at the summit but at every point you stop on the way. Since we went at the beginning of January...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gabbylt
Reviewed 11 December 2018

First weekend in December - so I guess we can forgive the fact that the visitor centre and the coffee shop were closed! There is an excellent car park at the base. The walk is tough. Expect very rough and stony ground. Good boots and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Noel O
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Our trek on Croagh Patrick was one of the highlights of our vacation, although it was not a walk in the park. We were not expecting the difficulty of the trail, not because of the steepness or distance, but because of the terrain: loose skree...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We climbed one morning in early October. It was a beautiful clear day. You couldn't really get a better day for doing the climb. We found the going tough. We are in our early sixties. We were glad we had brought our walking poles with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ptimmons87
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This is a MUST on the West Coast à of Ireland. Large car park. Very helpful information centre where hot and cold meals can be bought plus a well stocked gift shop. The cloud formations over the mountain top are beautiful too.

Date of experience: July 2018
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31 January 2019|
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Response from ptimmons87 | Reviewed this property |
I would think it is possible, but it would be hard on them.
8 January 2019|
Response from Amanda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would not recommend bringing a dog.
8 January 2019|
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Response from Tracey D | Reviewed this property |
Good exercise for the dog if it’s a bigger dog and a cooler day. The dog will need water too. There is a church up the top you might want to go into but wouldn’t take the dog in