Petit Futé's opinion on CROAGH PATRICK
Faith moves mountains, commonly said. In any case, you have to see Croagh Patrick to grasp what the faith that makes the mountains climb (legend). From the small town of Murrisk, next to the Campbell's Pub, a well-marked rocky path gently rises to get lost on a first summit in Croagh Patrick (743 meters) with a steep and ruthless ridge. Following the rise of the flank of the sacred mountain (Saint Patrick, the patron saint of the Irish, is supposed to have fasted there for 40 days in 441), in the conical form so characteristic. At the top is a chapel rewarding a mass of the pilgrims exhausted (pilgrimage every last Sunday in July, called the Garland Sunday). Count 4 to 5 hours for round trip, and a rather tiring climb.
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