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This is a demanding hike, so be prepared. Weatherproof clothing may not be enough, you'll need to dress in layers! Wear a waterproof hiking jacket/clothing and hat, a crazed friend made the climb barefooted. The day may start bright and sunny, but as you ascend,...More
My friend and I just went to this amazing place and hiked all the way to the top! The whole time we were hiking (or rather clawing our way through the rocks), I thought of all the people that had come before! It's so special...More
The views from Croagh Patrick are stunning. This one is a real challenge. I saw people of all ages from 6 to 81 managing well.I saw people of all ages struggling. My phone said it was the equivalent of 185 floors up. The key was...More
We met with friends to climb this & arrived in wind & rain with our friends saying ‘we’re not really going through with this are we?!’ - but we did (along with many others) and it was so worth it - the weather constantly changes...More
Be prepared. It is a tough hike, but if you prepare and take the comments on this thread seriously, you shouldn’t have any trouble. A walking stick is mandatory. You can probably do without it, but it would harder than it should be coming down....More
Climbed on 2013 on my second visit to Ireland. Weather wasn’t the best but it was a bucket list thing for me. I was prepared but other climbers weren’t. On way up a American was coming down with no jacket, wrong shoes and a bleeding...More
Hi guys this place is great I am really big fan of Mayo in General. Croagh Patrick is amazing great views etc etc. Please please prepare before you go up there though its not some tiny walk it does take it out of you, I...More
Climbed Croagh Patrick on Saturday 18th August, it was tough and requires a good level of fitness. First third of the walk was a steady climb, mid section enabled me to get my breath back and prepare for the last third which was tough, but...More
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
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 Ireland after all!), it can be very treacherous. That's not to say that children can't do it, plenty have done it, but if your daughter isn't keen, it might be best at first to climb say a third of the way up to start with to get an idea of the climb. It's definitely a worthwhile experience though if you make it to the top. Good luck!