Name:Croagh Patrick
Hill number:20054
Height:764m / 2507ft
RHB Section:47A: South Mayo and Central Galway
Hill area:Croagh Patrick
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Dillon,
Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin
Grid ref:L 90562 80201
Summit feature:NW corner of Chapel
Col:126m  L876736  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 30
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Col at L874741 is probably higher
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A lovely day on the hills with my 67 year old Dad from the official car park near Murrisk on the R335,Seven and half mile in Four and half hours. (The toilets on the mountain are not in operation at present so use the ones in the car park before setting off)WAYNE ROWLETT14/09/2023
From large carpark in Murrisk 3 pay and display. Obvious stony path to summit and returned same way all in sheeting rain, low cloud and gusty winds . Surprisingly busy. Locked chapel with defibrillator on summit plateau, also cairn. Apparently St Patrick spent Lent here in the early 5 th century. Avoid pilgrimage days!Denise 27/06/2023
Climbed CP from murrisk carpark. Climb withCharlie eventDanny Devlin02/04/2022
By the standard route on the heavily eroded 'path' from Murrisk. Very windy, with cloud mostly capping the summit. With BC, DB and RP. Returned by outward route to the col, then onwards to Taobh na Cruaiche 487m.Man of Kernow107/10/2019
See blog entry for list of Irish Hills done in 2018, further information and gpx download:
I first tried this on 18/04/2018 but the wind was so strong that I couldn't stand up when I reached the col. It even blew my glasses off and I lost them. 4 days later the wind was gentler and it was no problem. Up in 2 hours, down in 1hr 20min.IanHHill22/04/2018
Beautiful day! Saw a member of west life climbing, on our way down!Team GB01/04/2018
This has to be one of the busiest mountains I have climbed the amount of people going up & down. Fabulous views of Clew Bay this has to be one of the views I have had from a the top of a mountain.philhythe06/08/2017
Clear blue sky and not a breath of wind. Our first hillclimb together. Joan and Nicholas forever. It was the most magical experience and the view from the chapel was simply breathtaking. Wobbly-knees on the way down but a refeshing glass of Guinness at Campbells at the Reek was restorative.Nick&Joan26/03/2017
Up the tourist route in cold clear conditions. A tiny amount of snow.Gill24/12/2014
from main car park. Very wet and windy day but quick walk. Great views of Clew Bay when cloud clearedemily25/10/2014
Climbed with Roisin on the way from Achill to Galway.GravelMonkey09/04/2014
With all those people, followed the tourist route. Fair play to the folks who usually don't climb because they seemed to just be getting on with it and enjoying themselves.nickywood107/05/2011
Walked with Gleniseastokes05/07/2010
Started the day out on Clare Island. The view over Clew Bay from the top of Croagh Patrick is still one of the best I've ever seen.Alex C03/06/2010
With Kathie, Westport triprichardsun27/10/2009
CK SheilaS19/05/2009
Started from the Car Park. Followed the path to the summit. Low visibility due to low cloudtimpjriley28/08/2008
fa, with wife, 4.5 miles, v hot & sunny, from murrisk car park, path badly eroded and mobbed ! nice pub at the bottomrum doodle 14/07/2006
scratchy scree ascent, cluttered summit, foul weather, no trig, pilgrims see notice by statue at start for instructions else avoid early July. big tk from car pk to NE RHW03/06/2004
Climbed from the garage while they repaired the car. Nice day low down, cold and in cloud on summit.mavero1010/08/2003
A quick raid at 18.00 hours in decent weather.bolton08/08/2002
With Yeltzbagger and ketzster. Date estimated.Stevie n Tay25/10/1994
Via tourist /pilgrim routekindpercy22/08/1991
and on 28/07/1996 and 21/08/2002ianwatson28/07/1988
Approximate far as I remember, this is the first mountain that I summited! I was about 10 yrs old and on a family holiday to Westport house. It was a real adventure to summit the Reek with my family and the memory looms large in my childhood reverie! It instilled a real reverence and respect for mountains and perhaps helped to ignite my passion for adventure!Gerry the Ranger11/07/1987
Darbyshire and WaldronPete Pozman18/08/1970
Tom and Martin Date?PeterPozman12/08/1970
Gotten as far as the Saddle.burwellianblank
David JF05/09/2023