Ireland’s Patron Saint
Croagh Patrick is one of Ireland’s oldest pilgrimage sites, with visitors regularly climbing the rocky terrain in bare feet. Taking the R310 and N5 from Pontoon, the drive to Croagh Patrick will take approximately 49 minutes.
The tradition of pilgrimage to this holy mountain stretches back over 5,000 years from the Stone Age to the present day without interruption. Its religious significance dates back to the time of the pagans, when people are thought to have gathered here to celebrate the beginning of harvest season. Information to the Visitor Centre