Reek Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick to be four days per week in July 2021

Published on June 25, 2021

The annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick, which was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be going ahead this year albeit in a much extended format from Wednesday to Saturday, 1- 31 July

  • For this year only, the Reek Pilgrimage is to be extended to four days per week for the month of July.
  • Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, the Sacrament of Confession/Reconciliation will be available on the summit at 11:00am; Mass to be celebrated at 12:00pm
  • Saturday’s Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am; Confessions at 11:00am.
  • The Masses will be limited to the numbers permitted for outdoor gatherings at that particular time, which currently apply to 100 people up to 4 July and 200 people from 5 July.
  • The Reek Pilgrimage normally takes place on the last Sunday in July, however the indulgence for the pilgrimage extends throughout the summer months up to the end of September.
  • This is the first time in the history of the pilgrimage that such an extended pilgrimage programme is offered in order to facilitate those wishing to fulfill the obligations of the pilgrimage on the mountain
  • Pilgrims are asked to plan their trip to Croagh Patrick as early as possible and keep in mind that mid-week is traditionally a quieter time to climb.
  • Please remember that pilgrimage is a journey with others and an opportunity for respect and support.
  • Each days pilgrimage is weather dependent and may have to change at short notice.
  • Pilgrims are asked to park in a careful manner and should not cause obstruction.
  • Please respect the local community and the environs.
  • Please be familiar with the ‘Leave No Trace’ policy on the mountain.
  • It is a difficult climb please be prepared.
  • Please familiarize yourself with advice on www.westportparish.ie www.mayomountainrescue.ie and www.mountaineering.ie as well as checking the weather on www.met.ie
  • Please remember that all Covid-19 guidelines and precautions followed on the ground must also be followed on the mountain.