A holy mountain with sublime views
Not the sole reserve of pilgrims on Reek Sunday – the last Sunday in July – Croagh Patrick is a stunning, yet tough climb, any day of the year. But, boy, its scree-covered scramble to the top comes with rich rewards. From 764m (2500 feet) above sea level, look out to Clew Bay, a bright blue vista studded with, they say, 365 islands – one for every day of the year. Those not up to the climb, head to the National Famine Monument in Murrisk – a symbolic coffin ship with skeleton bodies commemorating the Great Famine that ravaged this part of Ireland.
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