I climbed Croagh Patrick – Ireland’s Holy Mountain

If you’ve climbed Croagh Patrick, celebrate your achievement with this design printed on t-shirts for men, women or kids at RedBubble plus stickers, mugs, baby grows, tote bags, phone covers, cushions etc.

3 versions are available with a little cross marking the summit chapel (called “Teampall Phádraig” – the site of a chapel since the 5th century). Each version has slightly different text.

Craogh Patrick” for sale at Redbubble printed on almost anything
I climbed Croagh Patrick” available printed on t-shirts, bathmats, clocks, water bottles and nearly everything at Redbubble.
I climbed Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s Holy Mountain” available printed on t-shirts, bathmats, clocks, water bottles and nearly everything at Redbubble.
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Our little family at the summit of Croagh Patrick

Our climb

We climbed Croagh Patrick in August 2019. While my husband and I have done a lot of hill walking, the kids (age 4, 5 and 7) have done hardly any. So we were very proud of them for getting to the top. Even though my husband had to carry our 4 year old up the final steep ascent: she had done brilliantly until that point, but she was completely asleep by then! She woke up as he staggered over the crest of the mountain and tool all the credit though, obviously. I would definitely recommend other families to do it.

Top tips:

  • Take A LOT of snacks and treats and be prepared to take all day.
  • Go with friends – it really helped the children to be climbing with friends, they chatted continuously with each other all the way.
  • Be prepared to take all day. The average climb is 3 and a half hours. It took us more than 7!
  • When you’ve finished, buy everyone one of my unique Mountain Merch t-shirt to prove that you climbed Ireland’s Holy Mountain – Croagh Patrick!

Happy Hiker – I climbed Croagh Patrick

If you’ve climbed Croagh Patrick, celebrate your achievement with this design printed on t-shirts for men, women or kids at amazon.co.uk or amazon.com or at RedBubble printed on clothing, stickers, mugs, baby grows, tote bags, phone covers, cushions and just about anything!

3 versions with the icon of happy hiker at the summit are available, each has slightly different text.

“Croagh Patrick” available printed on t-shirts, bags, water bottles, bathmats and almost anything else you can think of at Redbubble.
“I climbed Croagh Patrick” is available printed on t-shirts from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com but also printed on clothing, bags, water bottles, bathmats and almost anything else you can think of at Redbubble
“I climbed Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick” available printed on t-shirts, bags, water bottles, bathmats and almost anything else you can think of at Redbubble
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Our little family at the summit

Top tips:

  • Take A LOT of snacks and treats and be prepared to take all day. Like twice what you were thinking. T
  • Go with friends – it really helped the children to be climbing with friends, they chatted continuously with each other all the way.
  • Be prepared to take all day. The average climb is 3 and a half hours. It took us more than 7!
  • When you’ve finished, buy everyone one of my unique Mountain Merch t-shirt to prove that you climbed Ireland’s Holy Mountain – Croagh Patrick!

Birthday Wishes

Tim was thinking about going for high-speed spin along the deserted sea wall to celebrate his 80th birthday.

He would lean heavily to one side to counterbalance the dangerous camber of the path. He’d deploy his infamous invincibility shield to defend him from loitering covid dropules left by illegal joggers out sneezing earlier this morning. Obviously, he’d use his mobility scooter’s 4WD function to scramble over the mountains of stones the recent storms had strewn across the path.  Finally, he’d need to dodge the bored policeman lurking in the car park, waiting to ticket adventurous pensioners breaking lockdown on non-essential jaunts along the seaside.

Just thinking about it was probably enough for today.

Maybe he’d do it tomorrow.

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Happy Birthday Dad! We love you xxxxxxxx

Made in 1940

Written like a spoof classified car ad, this design celebrates anyone you know whose birthday was 1940. 

Made for my Dad, Tim, who was a car dealer for 40 years and used to run a second-hand Citroen dealership called The Polygon Garage in Clapham, London.

Available to buy on t-shirts, mugs, cushions, coasters etc from my shop on RedBubble

Classic Model 1940 Mug for sale on RedBubble
Classic Model 1940 Mug for sale on RedBubble

 

Classic Tshirt for sale on Redbubble
Classic Tshirt for sale on Redbubble

Recovery

Made this for my superhero Dad after he beat non hodgkin’s lymphoma, survived chemotherapy and the seemingly never-ending  2 years of neutropenia it caused him, where he was beset by every germ under the sun. It was along road to a miracuous recovery. You are a miracle Dad.

 

Giraffes Against Ceiling Fans

Buy this design on T-shirts, cushions, water bottles – pretty much anything you can think of at RedBubble.com

One great reason for buying them through RedBubble is that they have available the LONG sized tshirt – very important when shopping for actual giraffes!

Also on regular tshirts for men, women and kids from Amazon.com  and at Amazon.co.uk

Djouce

To the windy summit of Djouce!

Djouce has some of the best views of Wicklow – often totally obscured by cloud! On a sunny day, it’s heaven and well worth the climb.

DJOUCE Sheep and horizon wide with green BG

Buy the print above (“Irish Sheep on Djouce”) on loads of different things at RedBubble (stickers, mugs, all sorts of clothes for adults and kids, tote bags, phone covers, cushions etc).

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Buy print above (“Happy Hiker on Djouce”) on loads of different things at RedBubble (stickers, mugs, all sorts of clothes for adults and kids, tote bags, phone covers, cushions etc).

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Glendalough

We made it round Glendalough!

We’ve done it in the rain. In the sun. In the dark. After pints. From the ancient monastery with its round tower to the shaggy Irish goats in the Miner’s Valley, we love to hike, run and drag the kids round glorious Glendalough. So much, I made this t-shirt to celebrate.

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Buy the print above (“Irish Goat”) on T-shirts for Men, Women or Youth at Amazon.co.uk or on loads of different things at RedBubble (stickers, mugs, all sorts of clothes for adults and kids, tote bags, phone covers, cushions etc).

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Buy the print above (“I did the Spinc”) on T-shirts for Men, Women or Youth at Amazon.co.uk or on loads of different things at RedBubble (stickers, mugs, all sorts of clothes for adults and kids, tote bags, phone covers, cushions etc).

 

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