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Croagh Patrick pilgrims may need tickets if annual Reek Sunday climb goes ahead

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The sun rises as pilgrims climb Croagh Patrick near Murrisk, Co. Mayo, Ireland on Reek Sunday 27 July 2014. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.

The sun rises as pilgrims climb Croagh Patrick near Murrisk, Co. Mayo, Ireland on Reek Sunday 27 July 2014. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.

The sun rises as pilgrims climb Croagh Patrick near Murrisk, Co. Mayo, Ireland on Reek Sunday 27 July 2014. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.

The annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, where thousands of worshippers climb the sacred Mayo mountain, could this year become an all-ticket affair.

Reek Sunday takes place every year on the last Sunday of July. However, due to the coronavirus restrictions, the popular event has been thrown in doubt.

Westport parish priest Fr Charlie McDonnell admitted if the pilgrimage does get the green light it will be a "logistical nightmare making sure everything is right".