Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage
Situated in County Mayo, six miles west of Westport, Croagh Patrick is a famous mountain with a height of 764m (2,507ft). It is the third highest peak in Mayo, after Mweelrea and Nephin, and offers stunning views of the Western coastline and Clew Bay.
Known for its association with Saint Patrick, Croagh Patrick has been a pilgrimage destination since pre-Christian times. The most popular route to the summit starts at the west end of Murrisk on the Louisburgh Road, and is a 7km (4.3 miles) round-trip that requires sturdy boots, rain-gear, and layers.
The Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre offers amenities such as a coffee shop, craft shop, hot showers, secure lockers, and pay and display parking. Guided tours to the Statue are available from the Centre during peak season with advance notice. Visitors can embrace the mountain's ancient history and breathtaking scenery while climbing to the summit.