Croagh Patrick - Cruach Phádraig

Croagh Patrick is a mountain of 2,507 feet in height to the south of the R335 between Leckanvy and Murrisk in County Mayo. It is a pilgrimage site associated with St Patrick who is said to have fasted and built a church there. However it was a site of Pagan importance before the arrival of Celtic Christianity being then known as Cruachan Aigle and an importance site at the time of the summer solstice.

Getting there

Travelling northwest from Kilmaine northwest along the N84. Take the R330 northwest at Party towards Westport/Cathair na Mart. Continue west along the coast on the R335.

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