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Croagh Patrick, nicknamed the Reek, is a 764-metre (2,507ft) mountain and an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo.

Croagh Patrick is situated five miles from the picturesque town of Westport and the mountain’s conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside.

Magnificent views of Clew Bay, with its 365 islands, and the surrounding south Mayo countryside are to be had from all stages of the ascent of the mountain. 

The Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre, is situated in Murrisk on the Pilgrim’s path at the base of Croagh Patrick mountain at the rear of the public car park.

Each year on the last Sunday in July, thousands of devotees from all around the world visit for what is known as “Reek Sunday”, a day of worship in honour of Saint Patrick.

Some people even climb the mountain barefoot as an act of penance. 

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