Croagh Patrick

DSCF8535After four days of gales and pelting rain in the west of Ireland, the sun decided to show itself a few moments before sunset. The mountain in the distance is Croagh Patrick, or the Reek as it’s known locally. It’s been a place of pilgrimage from long before the followers of St. Patrick started trekking up its scree slopes in bare feet. Over the years I’ve taken many photos of it from all angles. Here are a few.
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21 thoughts on “Croagh Patrick

  1. Murtagh's Meadow

    Lovely selection – like you I have a number of Croagh Patrick photographs showing its various moods:) Are you at home?

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    1. Melissa Shaw-Smith Post author

      Karina, I’d love to see your photos of the Reek. The weather and the direction you come at it from give a constantly changing scene. All the best, Melissa

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    1. Melissa Shaw-Smith Post author

      The ever changing weather is a photographer’s best friend in Ireland. Thanks for visiting the blog. All the best, Melissa

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  2. Argus

    Bare feet? That’s keen, kinky … or both. I’ve climbed volcanoes in stout boots and appreciate that they can have my share … brrrr~!
    Great shots, my favourite the first with the wee lake 🙂

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    1. Melissa Shaw-Smith Post author

      Yeah I doubt the view is even worth the bare feet route. Stout walking boots for me. Cheers! Melissa

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  3. Brenda

    It’s a wild and wooly place, but I’d still love to see it. Photos are great especially the one with the rainbow.

    Brenda

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    1. Melissa Shaw-Smith Post author

      Thank you! Hope you get to see it again one day without clouds–it’s not surprising that it’s played a part in the spiritual world of the Irish.

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