Croagh Patrick (AKA the Reek) is a 764 metre (2507ft) Mountain. It is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland and is well known for its annual pilgrimage in honour of St. Patrick on the last Sunday in July. It was on the summit of the mountain that St. Patrick fasted for 40 days in 441 AD and the custom of climbing the “Reek” has been passed from generation to generation ever since. It is a tough climb and can be very dangerous particularly towards the top, where it’s very steep so if you are adding this one to your must-do-list we highly recommend, wearing the right clothing and footwear, bring someone with you and take your time. However when you get to the top it is simply breath-taking, you are not only filled with a sense of achievement but on a good day the views from the top overlook all of Clew Bay is simply exceptional and well worth the climb.