Posted by: marthabernie | November 4, 2015

CROAGH PATRICK, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

scan0007aCroagh Patrick is at 2,510 feet above the shore of Clew Bay at Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.  It is one of the most conspicuous features of the landscape in this part of the west of Ireland,  Croagh Patrick is considered to be Ireland’s “holy mountain” where St. Patrick in the year 441 spent the forty days of Lent, on the summit, fasting and praying.  Each year on the last Sunday in July, a great national pilgrimage to the mountain is held, and thousand of people, many barefooted, make the ascent to the little church at the summit.  This is a statue of St. Patrick that stands at the bottom of Croagh Patrick.  Another photo below.


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