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Croagh Patrick


Croagh Patrick (Irish: Cruach Phádraig), nicknamed the Reek, is a 764 metres (2,507 ft) tall mountain and an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. It is 15 minutes drive from The Garden Gates Bed and Breakfast (B&B).


It is the third highest mountain in County Mayo after Mweelrea and Nephin. On “Reek Sunday”, the last Sunday in July every year, over 15,000 pilgrims climb it. It forms the southern part of a U-shaped valley created by a glacier flowing into Clew Bay in the last Ice Age. Its takes around 3 and half hours to climb to the top and back down. The views of clew bay are breathtaking and the climb is well worth the effort it requires.