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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Croagh Patrick

Last year
# Pilgrimage
Mountain rescuers urge people to 'be sensible' ahead of Reek Sunday climb up Croagh Patrick
The Covid pandemic led to the annual event being cancelled in 2020, with lower numbers than usual turning out for the climb last year.
# Ultra Effort
'It's 7 Croagh Patricks' - A Leitrim man's 24-hour world record attempt
Ricki Wynne is running on the mountain later this month for a Motor Neurone Disease charity drive.
# climb with charlie
Charlie Bird says charity campaign will raise 'beyond €2 million' after Croagh Patrick climb
The broadcaster said he is “completely blown away” by the success of the Climb with Charlie campaign.
Charlie Bird: 'I am so thankful to the people who raised money and will climb with me today'
The broadcaster who is battling motor neurone disease looks forward to today’s climb of Croagh Patrick, with €1 million already raised.
All time
# Reek Sunday
People warned to not climb Croagh Patrick as rescue attempts will take longer due to Covid risk
Reek Sunday has officially been cancelled but some people are still expected to attend.
# Croagh Patrick
23 people injured as thousands climb Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday
One person was evacuated by helicopter and brought to Castlebar Hospital.
# take care
Mass and mountain rescuers: Thousands set to climb Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday
As many as 25,000 people are expected to make the climb up the Mayo mountain tomorrow.
# Mayo
Man airlifted from Croagh Patrick after falling on descent
Rescue teams also assisted two walkers who had become disorientated in Ballycroy National Park.
# Reek Sunday
Man airlifted to hospital as thousands climb Croagh Patrick
Several other people were treated for medical issues on the mountain.
# Mayo
Barefoot pilgrims, 13 masses and 140 rescuers: Busy Reek Sunday climb up Croagh Patrick expected
It’s estimated that between 15,000-25,000 people could take part.
# born slippy
A man nearly creased himself on RTÉ News but made a heroic last minute save
What a save.
# Reek Sunday
Man suffers heart attack, and others sustain serious injuries, on way up Croagh Patrick
Thousands are climbing the mountain this Reek Sunday.
# ahoy pilgrims
There'll be eleven masses on Croagh Patrick this weekend for Reek Sunday
A total of 25,000 people are expected to take part in the pilgrimage.
# smoke patrick
This lad having a sneaky smoke on Croagh Patrick sums up our feelings about hiking
When you try to be healthy but just say, feck it.
# throwing shale
11 spectacular views you can only get on the way up Croagh Patrick
Reek Sunday is here.
# Pilgrimage
Pilgrims are advised not to climb Croagh Patrick barefoot
Around 25,000 people are expected to make the pilgrimage up Croagh Patrick today.
# over to you
The 10 most popular comments on in 2015
From Bill O’Herlihy to Graham Dwyer, here are the comments which got the most thumbs up from readers this year.
# Happy ending
A tiny kitten whose tail was skinned off has made a miraculous recovery and has a new home
Patrick was found freezing and terribly injured near Croagh Patrick in Mayo.
# Reek Sunday
Three-year-old child treated for hypothermia on Croagh Patrick
Hundreds of people ignored warnings not to climb the mountain yesterday.
# Reek Sunday
Hundreds ignore warning not to climb Croagh Patrick, ten get hypothermia
Between 15,000 and 20,000 people were expected to climb what’s regarded as the country’s holiest mountain this weekend.
# night climbers
Ireland's holiest mountain is crumbling - but that won't stop the barefoot pilgrims
20,000 people are expected on Croagh Patrick, with some likely to start their ascent in the early hours.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about RTE’s Gaza footage, Croagh Patrick, and the Hamas ceasefire.
# the 20 thousand
13 mountain rescue teams in Mayo for mass 'Reek Sunday' pilgrimage
Between 15,000 and 20,000 people are expected to climb ‘Ireland’s holiest mountain’ today.
# Pilgrimage
Erosion of Croagh Patrick a major concern ahead of 'Reek Sunday' pilgrimage
Between 15,000 and 20,000 people are expected to climb ‘Ireland’s holiest mountain’ this Sunday…
# Rescue
Three people airlifted from Croagh Patrick after sustaining injuries
One climber on the mountain warned that conditions were difficult.
Opinion: Thousands of Irish people go on pilgrimage every year... but why?
The weekly mass-goer and interested agnostic can walk alongside the person who privately explores their spirituality.
# Tourism
Want an adventure? Try climbing Croagh Patrick, surfing Mullaghmore and horse-riding at Castle Leslie
That’s what the Lonely Planet guide would tell you to do in Ireland, anyway.
# Croagh Patrick
Two people seriously injured during Croagh Patrick pilgrimage
One woman sustained a head injury and a man in his 50s had a suspected cardiac arrest.
# holy mountain
Gardaí warn pilgrims to be careful ahead of Croagh Patrick trek
An estimated 25,000 people will climb Croagh Patrick this Sunday.
# photobomb
Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day
Fionnuala looks delighted to see the Sports Minister.
# Think-In
Pics: Fine Gael TDs climb Croagh Patrick... one of them runs back down
All the way up, and all the way down…
# Rescue
VIDEO: Here's how the Air Corps rescued a climber from Croagh Patrick
The Air Corp filmed the rescue at the weekend from the moment the helicopter took off for the mountain. Here’s what happened.
# Mayo
Three casualties from Croagh Patrick pilgrimage
An elderly woman, a teenage boy and a man received medical attention after attempting to climb the mountain as part of the annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you climbed Croagh Patrick?
Or would you like to? Let us know in today’s poll.
# In Pictures
PHOTOS: Climbing Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday
On this day every year, thousands of pilgrims scramble up the Reek. Photographer Sergey Sergeev set out to capture the climb.
# Action Man
Action man: How Enda Kenny may be the fittest Taoiseach ever
The 61-year-old has climbed Kilimanjaro, cycled the Ring of Kerry, plays golf, and did a 100km cycle for charity this bank holiday weekend. Phew.
# Decision time
Poland bound? McClean looks set for Euro inclusion
Giovanni Trapattoni has suggested the Sunderland star has a “90 to 99 per cent” chance of making the 23-man squad.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Potentially devastating bomb in Newry, legendary artist laid to rest, and good news for Peats…
# Political Football
Going up: Enda Kenny and Giovanni Trapattoni take on Croagh Patrick
The Taoiseach and Ireland’s football chief teamed up for a charity fundraiser at the famous Co Mayo climb earlier.