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Eimear Mc Cormack Easter Sunday Climb of Croagh Patrick.

LI presenter Eimear McCormack's twitter photo blog of Croagh Patrick climb: http://twitter.com/liveireland 

Croagh Patrick (IrishCruach Phádraig), nicknamed the Reek, is a 764 metres (2,507 ft) tall mountain and an important site of pilgrimage in County MayoRepublic of Ireland. It is 8 kilometres (5 mi) from Westport, above the villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey. It is the third highest mountain in County Mayo after Mweelrea and Nephin. On "Reek Sunday", the last Sunday in July every year, over 15,000 pilgrims climb it. It forms the southern part of a U-shaped valley created by a glacier flowing into Clew Bay in the last Ice Age. Croagh Patrick is part of a longer east-west ridge; the westernmost peak is called Ben Gorm.

 


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Comment by Richard Dermody on April 30, 2011 at 20:35
If it's not too personal, could you post some of your reflections and emotions regarding your climb/  Thank you.
Comment by Isa Morillo on April 24, 2011 at 14:39
Thanks for posting! :)).
Comment by John Sullivan on April 24, 2011 at 14:12
very nice Eimear. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter everyone.

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