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Croagh Patrick Page
Croagh Patrick (Irish: Cruach Phádraig, meaning '(Saint) Patrick's stack'), nicknamed 'the Reek', is a mountain with a height of 764 m (2,507 ft) and an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo, Ireland. The mountain has a pyramid-shaped peak and overlooks Clew Bay, rising above the village of Murrisk, several miles from Westport. It has long been seen as a holy mountain. It was the focus of a prehistoric ritual landscape, and later became associated with Saint Patrick, who is said to have spent forty days fasting on the summit. There has been a church on the summit since the 5th century; the current church dates to the early 20th century. Croagh Patrick is climbed by thousands of pilgrims every year on Reek Sunday, the last Sunday in July, a custom which goes back to at least the Middle Ages.
Croagh Patrick is the fourth-highest mountain in the province of Connacht on the P600 listing after Mweelrea, Nephin and Barrclashcame. It is part of a longer east–west ridge; the lower westernmost peak is named Ben Goram.
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The award-winning Museum of Country Life, located at Turlough House, Castlebar (pictured right), is home to the National Folklife Collection. On display in state-of-the-art galleries are the everyday objects that were part of the culture of traditional life in Ireland in the period between the end of the Great Famine and the mid-20th century. Find out how ordinary people lived their daily lives through the objects they left behind. Follow their lives through the rhythm of the seasons - at work and at home, from life on the land to life at sea, in craft and in clothing, in religion and belief. From the complete horse-harness made of straw to the raft made of rushes, from clothing to the hearth, fascinating objects bring us up close to the lives of our ancestors.