Croagh Patrick Events

Reek Sunday

Reek Sunday is 30th July 2017

Croagh Patrick has been a place of religious and spiritual significance and of pilgrimage since prehistoric times, with continual pilgrimage for more than 1,500 years.

The annual National Pilgrimage takes place on the last Sunday in July each year, this day being known as ‘Garland Sunday’ or, locally, ‘Reek Sunday’.

Each year over 20,000 pilgrims, young and old, and from far and wide join together in the traditional pilgrimage and climb of Croagh Patrick.

Several Masses are celebrated in the old church on the top of the mountain which was built in 1905 and confessions can heard.

The weekend requires local government, agencies, volunteer groups and local people to work together harmoniously.  The success of Reek Weekend is a great example of the partnership, co-operation and practical support that exists in the local community today.