Located six miles west of Westport on the Louisburgh Road, Croagh Patrick is one of County Mayo's most famous landmarks. The mountain overlooks Clew Bay and the entire Western coastline.
A place of ancient history, Patrick's sacred mountain, and a rich vein of archaeological heritage, Croagh Patrick is situated five miles from the picturesque town of Westport in County Mayo, and the mountain's conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside.
In 441AD, Saint Patrick is said to have spent 40 days and nights praying and fasting on the slopes of Croagh Patrick.
Throughout the year people of all ages and of all degrees of devotion, climb up the rock path to the summit. Over 60,000 people make the ascent, starting at Murrisk Abbey.
The traditional pilgrimage takes place each year on the last Sunday of July with Mass in the summit of the mountain. Please telephone Westport Tourist Information Office for further details.
Teach na Miasa, the Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre, is situated in Murrisk on the Pilgrim's path at the base of Croagh Patrick mountain and opposite the National Famine Monument.