Croagh Patrick is the third highest mountain in Mayo and soars 2507ft, overlooking the majestic Clew Bay. Nicknamed the Reek, it is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland and is well-known for its pilgrimages in honour of St. Patrick.
The Reek attracts about 1 million visitors each year, many on the last Sunday in July, a day known as Reek Sunday or ‘Garland Sunday’. There is a chapel at the top of the mountain built in 1905 by local men where mass is celebrated on Reek Sunday.
The panoramic views from the summit can only be described as breathtaking, overlooking Clew Bay and its 365 islands.