Croagh Patrick: Reek Sunday

The National Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick takes place on the last weekend of July each year. In 2021, Garland Friday will be July 23rd and Reek Sunday will be July 25th. Approx. 30,000 pilgrims climb the mountain on this weekend, continuing a tradition that stretches back for centuries. Please note that Croagh Patrick is a challenging climb and should only be attempted after serious consideration. More information is available here.


Please note the following:​

  • All pilgrims should heed the instructions of the Mountain Rescue Teams, Order of Malta and An Gárda Síochána at all times.

  • Pilgrims should follow the instructions and guidelines issued by Mayo Mountain Rescue

  • The pilgrimage stations are laid out at the base of the mountain.  There are two Prayer cards available for the Reek Pilgrimage, both of which are down-loadable here: 1) Stations of the Reek  2) Patricks Path

  • The Pilgrims Prayer Card is available in Teach Na Míosa and the Murrisk Community Café as well as in the ‘Patricks Path' section of this website.

  • Any priest  wishing to celebrate the Sacraments on the summit must produce a valid Celebret.