Nicknamed "The Reek", Croagh Patrick stands 764m above sea level and dominates the skyline around it. Not only is it one of Ireland's highest mountains, it is also an important pilgrimage site. On the last Sunday of each July, thousands of pilgrims walk this path to the top of the mountain, where a mass was delivered in a small chapel on the summit. Some pilgrims even walk this trail barefoot as an act of penance.
Barefoot or in boots, this trail is spectacular - offering stunning views over clew bay and the nearby town of Westport. The terrain is mostly rocky with some scrambling to do over boulders near the top.
This trail is ideal for people looking for a challenge. It is not recommended for small children or strollers. Dogs are not permitted on this trail. Parking is available at the foot of the trail.