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Croagh Patrick Cave and West Summit Trek from Westport Area
"In the early 19th century a man who came to be known as ‘Bob of the Reek’ made his home near the summit of the mountain. He spent the next fourteen years assisting pilgrims in their quest to reach the peak. Winter months were spent in the company of friends at the foot of Croagh if one is to believe that the structure known as ‘Bob of the Reek’s Cave’ was his home. This ‘cave’ which is actually more reminiscent of a medieval holy well faces due north and is very high on the mountain. There is also some controversy as to the true identity of Bob of the Reek. Locals in Lecanvey Village on the northwest side claim him as Robert Geraghty
From EUR30.00
 
Croagh Patrick Pilgrims Hike from Westport Area
"Our first stop is at the statue of St. Patrick normally a ten to fifteen minute walk on an easy gradient. Even at this early stage you will be stunned by the views of Clew Bay and its islands including the birdlike shape of Dorinish which was once owned by John Lennon and the distant guardian of the bay itself – Clare Island once the home of the pirate Grace O’Malley. Looking north
From EUR25.00
 
Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway
"Departing Merchant's Road Galway at 09:00 daily our tour travels west along the Coast of Galway Bay. We leave Galway city behind and head out through the Claddagh and Salthill areas of Galway before turning left and along the southern shore of Connemara. Our tour passes through the picturesque village Furbo Spiddal and Inverin before turning inland to cross the haunting Connemara landscape. The tour stops at the summer residence of Padraic Pearse leader of the 1916 rising. This restored cottage overlooks the breathtaking rural vistas of Rosmuc and is open to the public from April to September entry fee not included. Then we travel through the tranquil
From EUR25.00

More What to Pack in Achill Island

It's friggin' cold here.

Everything you bring with you will need to be waterproof. I'm not kidding. It rains constantly here. Think of bringing ultra-stylish plastic pants if you want to go hiking and not catch pneumonia....
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Mar 06, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Achill Island

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Croagh Patrick

The path up to this 800 meter mountain is really steep and scary at some places. It only consists of rocks and when it get steep it looks really dangerous. Bring a stick, it's a good thing to have -...
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