Looking for someplace to go this St Patricks weekend?
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Croagh Patrick, County Mayo
Ireland's Holy Mountain is just outside the beautiful town of Westport in County Mayo.
At 750 metres above sea level, getting to the top ain't simple. And many pilgrims do it barefoot! Views of Clew Bay from the top are stunning on a clear day.
Saint Patrick climbed to the top in 441AD, where he fasted for 40 days and 40 nights.
Wrap up warm, regardless of the weather at the bottom, it'll be baltic at the top. Afterwards treat yourself to food and drinks in lovely Westport.
Above: Close up of Croagh Patrick on Scratchable Map Ireland
Rock of Cashel
Also known at Saint Patrick's Rock - legend has it that Patrick visited The Rock to baptize the King of Munster, Aunghus.
While you're here, cross the road to see the ruins of Hore Abbey which has an excellent view of the rock.
A bit of grub and a drink in Mikey Ryan's Bar and Kitchen will top off you trip nicely.
Saint Patrick Cathedral, Armagh
Work started in building Saint Patrick's Catholic Cathedral way back in 1840 but had to be suspended in 1845 due to the famine. It was completed by 1873 but the interior design was not completed until 1904.
The design and decoration, inside and out, is as good as you'll find in any church in Ireland. The church is on high ground and gives great views of the city.
It is believed that Armagh is the where Patrick established his first church in 445 AD.
Above: Close up of St. Patrick's Cathedral on Scratchable Map Ireland
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