Welcome to the Murrisk website!! Murrisk is a beautiful village at the foot of Croagh Patrick situated between sea and mountain on Ireland's Atlantic seaboard and has offered a unique blend of heritage, history and hospitality to visitors for thousands of years. This website is presented by the Murrisk Development Association which is a voluntary group set up in 1994 to promote the village of Murrisk. We act as the voice of the village community and work with public authorities and local organisations and groups to improve services and amenities for the village. We hope that you find something of interest and value.


Murrisk is a unique village on the west coast of Ireland. Situated in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy mountain, its history is inextricably linked to that of the mountain which has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for thousands of years. The village has a rich heritage with several significant archaeological sites, a 15th century Abbey and a national memorial commemorating the Irish Famine. This heritage combined with its location on the Atlantic coast has made the village a popular tourist destination.

Croagh Patrick

The unusual and distinctive conical shape of Croagh Patrick rises 765 metres above sea level. It has been a place of religious significance since the Iron age and is Ireland's oldest place of pilgrimage. Tradition has it that St. Patrick prayed and fasted on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights in 441 A.D. Croagh Patrick continues to attract a regular stream of visitors and pilgrims throughout the year culminating in the national pilgrimage which is held every year on the last Sunday in July.

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