Need To Know
Where is Croagh Patrick?
Croagh Patrick is situated near the town of Westport in County Mayo, Ireland. It is approximately 92 km from Galway City and 230 km from Dublin City. The main pilgrimage route originates at the Carpark/Visitor Centre in the village of Murrisk, 8km outside Westport, Co. Mayo.
How can I get there?
Westport is served by both bus and train from Dublin and Galway. The Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre is a further 8 km west of the town of Westport. Bus Eireann bus and taxis are available from Westport to the Visitor Centre. The nearest airport is Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC) providing flights to and from Britain and European airports. Shannon Airport provides flights to and from the U.S. and is 180 km from Westport. Dublin Airport also provides air access to and from many worldwide destinations.
What are the weather conditions likely to be?
Generally it is best to climb in Spring, Summer and Autumn (March-October). Occasional showers blow in over the bay so raingear is advisable. Find out more at www.met.ie
How high above sea level is Croagh Patrick?
Croagh Patrick rises to a height of 2510 feet/765m above sea level.
How long does the climb take?
Normally, it takes about two hours for the average person to reach the summit, and one and a half hours to descend. What equipment is necessary for the climb? It is advisable to take sturdy footwear, rainwear and some drinking water. Climbing sticks are for rent/sale at the Centre.
Can I take my car part of the way?
You may drive to the car park adjacent to the Visitor Centre, but from there it’s foot power only.
Climing Croagh Patrick is one of the best things to do when visiting Westport but be sure to do your research and be prepared.
Here is a fantastic post with lots of great advice for hiking beginners. CLICK HERE
Video by: Alan Clarke
TAG a friend, if they don't reply in 5 minutes they have to climb Croagh Patrick with you this summer !!!! Croagh Patrick is situated near the town of Westport in County Mayo, Ireland. It rises to a height of 2510 feet/765m above sea level and takes the average person about 2 hours to reach the summit.
Posted by Alan Clarke on Saturday, 27 April 2019