We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (637)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tough climb”(52 reviews)
“walking stick”(65 reviews)
“loose rocks”(35 reviews)
One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
Murrisk, Ireland
+353 98 64114
Ways to Experience Croagh Patrick
from US$870,30
More Info
Reviews (687)
Filter reviews
619 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tough climb walking stick loose rocks coming down holy mountain take your time hiking boots bare feet sense of accomplishment worth the effort worth the climb clew bay bring water great hike bucket list last sunday second half
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 619 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trek on Croagh Patrick was one of the highlights of our vacation, although it was not a walk in the park. We were not expecting the difficulty of the trail, not because of the steepness or distance, but because of the terrain: loose skree...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We climbed one morning in early October. It was a beautiful clear day. You couldn't really get a better day for doing the climb. We found the going tough. We are in our early sixties. We were glad we had brought our walking poles with...More

Thank ptimmons87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a MUST on the West Coast à of Ireland. Large car park. Very helpful information centre where hot and cold meals can be bought plus a well stocked gift shop. The cloud formations over the mountain top are beautiful too.

Thank MarisolChichester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing historical mountain with equally amazing views but be prepared. The hike up is very rocky, It actually looks like a river of rocks and it is beyond my imagination how anyone could do this in bare feet during the annual pilgrimage....More

1  Thank Sann Rene G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was always in my bucket list to climb croagh Patrick. I decided to climb it on my 60th birthday. It was the best present I could have asked for,I started climbing at 8 in the morning, had the place to myself. I was blessed...More

1  Thank Bridget G
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We visited here in September with a family of 2 adults and 3 kids ranging in age from 17 down to 10. This was on my hubbys bucket list for awhile! You really need a good level of fitness. Myself and youngest daughter who is...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

All in all it took us about 5 hours - two up, one at the top and two down roughly. There was three of us, my daughter was 10 at the time and we are not the fittest but it was doable. Having had a...More

Thank Celtic_Hawthorn
Reviewed 7 October 2018

In August we were lucky to pick a clear day for our climb of Croagh Patrick. I wasn't sure how the kids would fair (6-13 years old) but they surprised me and were well able and ahead of me on climb. I took it easy...More

Thank Kaz B
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We were in Westport last year prior to me having major surgery and my wife said we should climb the mountain but I said if all went well we would come back and both climb it. So we visited Mayo again and last Sunday we...More

1  Thank silverthorn53
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We stayed in a B&B nearby, so we could see Croagh Patrick from our garden. Of course we had to climb it. It tool us about hours from the start to the summit and back. We were not in a hurry, stopped a couple of...More

Thank RP-Netherlands
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 57 nearby hotels
Ardmore Country House Hotel
174 reviews
8.42 km away
Westport Coast Hotel
1 223 reviews
8.47 km away
Harbour Mill
641 reviews
8.54 km away
Westport Woods Hotel
1 211 reviews
8.97 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 415 nearby restaurants
Campbell's at the Reek
76 reviews
2.61 km away
The Derrylahan Bar & Bistro
178 reviews
9.84 km away
The Tavern Bar & Restaurant
850 reviews
2.61 km away
Gaffney's Restaurant
40 reviews
9.78 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 368 nearby attractions
National Famine Monument
26 reviews
2.59 km away
Murrisk Abbey
27 reviews
2.78 km away
Summer SUP School
43 reviews
7.54 km away
The Coffin Ship
154 reviews
2.60 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from cindy a | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk a little way with the kids and there’s a coffee shop at the bottom with toilets/ gift shop.
4 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Not going to lie, it's a tough climb even for a reasonably fit adult in decent weather, about 2 hours going up and hour and a half coming back down, a lot of it is very rocky and steep. If the weather is bad (and this is... More