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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
 
East West Traverse of Croagh Patrick from Westport Area
"We ascend to the first peak known as Croagh Patrick East Top or Crott Mountain (500 metres) that affords excellent views of Westport and the surrounding area. Following the ridge opens up a stunning vista that consists of Clew Bay and the Nephin mountain range to the north and the Partry and the mysterious Sheeffry mountains (from Gaelic: Cnoic Shíofra meaning “hills of the wraith”) to the south. The eastern summit of Croagh Patrick affords wonderful views of Westport and the surrounding area. Now we are on the ridge that will undulate fairly gently over two more ‘peaks’ before reaching the actual or Pilgrims Path is joined at the shoulder of the Reek
From EUR35.00
 
Connemara and Cong Village with Kylemore Abbey and Killary Fiord Tour from Dublin
"Wave goodbye to Dublin as you depart for the Wild West on-board a shuttle service to the Wild West of Ireland! There will be a short break for coffee and an Irish breakfast roll along the way. Arrive in Galway and begin your fully guided tour of Connemar a hidden but atmospheric 14th century monastery before continuing on to Cong Village. At Cong you can visit the ruins of the Old Abbey and take a walk through Cong Woods wander the streets made famous by the Quiet Man movie or simply enjoy a coffee on the banks of Lough Corrib.Depart Cong and enter the wild Connemara region through the hidden Lough Nafooey route where you will experience the stark beauty of the valleys of Connemara before arriving at the Atlantic Ocean and the famed Killary Fjord.Arrive at the magical Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens there is an optional admission fee and discounted tickets can be purchased in cash from your driver. The admission includes guided walks shuttle bus to the walled gardens and entrance to the castle and mausoleum. There is also a café and craft shop where you can purchase a hearty lunch or some homemade goodies. Depart Kylemore for Galway through the scenic Inagh Valley
From EUR50.00

Ballintubber Abbey Tips (2)

absorb, meditate and reflect

A site of great Christian impact that has been restored and presented tastefully and with great humility. A 'pilgrimage' laid out around the grounds brings to life the part the Abbey played in receiving pilgrims to Croagh Patrick and the resolute Faith under the Penal Laws. When we visited, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament was being held in a small chapel/oratory off the main interior structure; simple, plain white-washed walls provided an environment that stimulated prayerful devotion.

lackeejit
Jun 12, 2014

Ballintubber Abbey

Ballintubber Abbey
A stunning a beautiful building that is called 'the Abbey that refused to die'.

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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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