Croagh Patrick is a national shrine and arguably the most recognisable site in Ireland associated with St. Patrick.
While the traditional pilgrimage days are Garland Friday (Friday before Reek Sunday), Reek Sunday (last Sunday in July), and August 15th, pilgrims now climb all year round. Pilgrims come from all over the world and climb for various reasons. Outside of the main pilgrimage days, groups with their own priest who has a valid ‘Celebret’ may use the church on the summit for liturgies. Visitors are most welcome when the church is open, but if there is a Mass or wedding taking place please be respectful. For details on pilgrimage, or how a priest can obtain the church key please consult www.westportparish.ie
Official Pilgrimage Prayer Cards available at Teach na Míosa and Community Café
Croagh Patrick Brochure for Download