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Me and my 6 year old son climbed this mountain. It is possibly one of the most amazing things I ever did with him. You MUST HAVE. Walking boots...not shoes... and water and food. A stick is optional. The first half is not so bad...More
First of all...keep your shoes on!! Only the insane would climb this mountain barefoot however I must say I admire those who do. In saying that the trek is tough enough with shoes on (even if they are vans). This is a great religous experience...More
The most important thing is to be prepared, hiking boots are really the best footwear for this climb.Take a small backpack- plenty of water,energy snacks/sandwiches, waterproof jacket and trousers (weather at the top can change quickly).Be sure to take a walking staff, you can buy/rent...More
I climbed Croagh Patrick two days ago. It was one I wanted to do for some time. I am delighted I did it but you really need to be prepared for it. I was prepared in terms of my boyfriend had already done it before...More
Thankfully the day that we climbed was a clear sunny day but I found the climb very very hard. The first part is hard but doable. The second part was horrible. Coming down is actually harder. I am delighted that I did it but I...More
We climbed Croagh Patrick with our 13 year old daughter and it is incredibly tough going. The first half is hard but manageable but the second half was treacherous as it was very steep with lots of loose stone underfoot. It took us 5 hours...More
Each year on Reek Sunday (last Sunday of July) pilgrims, adventurers, tourists, and ordinary people climb Croagh Patrick (mountain) in Ireland. Motives seem to vary with the 20,000 people there - for many it is a challenge, for others a religious experience and others a...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!