Things to see or do
Croagh Patrick PilgrimageMurrisk Mayo - Ireland West
Located six miles (approx. 9.5km) west of Westport on the Louisburgh Road, Croagh Patrick is one of Mayo's most famous landmarks. The mountain overlooks Clew Bay and the entire Western coastline. In 441AD, Saint Patrick is said to have spent 40 days and nights praying and fasting on its slopes. Throughout the year people of all ages and of all degrees of devotion, climb up the rock path to the summit. Over 60,000 people make the ascent, starting at Murrisk Abbey. The traditional pilgrimage takes place each year on the last Sunday of July with Mass in the summit of the mountain. Please telephone Westport Tourist Information Office for further details.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)98 25 711
Address: Tourist Information Office, James Street, Westport, Co Mayo, Republic Of Ireland