Routes Ireland County MayoCroaghpatrick
Murrisk Loop Walk

Croaghpatrick, County Mayo, Ireland

Murrisk Loop Walk

Length3.4 mi
Elev. Gain275.5 ft
Est. Steps8000




Places to sit

Wheelchair friendly

Stroller friendly

Kid friendly

Dog friendly

Scenic view

Historic site

Lake or River


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Murrisk Loop Walk is a 3.4 mile (8,000-step) route located near Croaghpatrick, County Mayo, Ireland. This route has an elevation gain of about 275.5 ft and is rated as easy. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.
The Murrisk Loop is signposted and can be started anywhere along its length. It takes in spectacular views of the sea out to Clew Bay with its hundreds of islands, some only as big as a house called drumlins. Looking inland there are equally breathtaking views of Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain. During the walk along quiet country lanes with little or no traffic one passes through farmland to the fishermen’s memorial and then on to the small harbour. Continue along the coast road until Murrisk Abbey, a restored well maintained mediaeval ruin. Heading inland one comes to the National Famine Monument at the foot of the ascent to Croagh Patrick. It is here that refreshment can be had in the cafe or the nearby pubs offering excellent food and drink. It is a pleasant walk in summer with the sun shining. You wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world.

Start Point

Waypoint 1

Car park at the start of the route

Waypoint 2

The Tavern pub and restaurant. A gastronomic delight.

Waypoint 3

View of the inner bay

Waypoint 4

Turn right, cross bridge to fisherman’s memorial on other side

Waypoint 5

The harbour pier with fishing boats.

Waypoint 6

Campbell’s pub for a great pint of Guinness

Waypoint 7

Well preserved ruin of medieval Murrisk Abbey

Waypoint 8

National Famine memorial

Waypoint 9

Cafe at the car park with stunning views of Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain

End Point

Route Details


3.4 mi

Elev. Gain

275.5 ft

Est. Steps

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