Huge crowds are braving the weather in Knock this morning as Pope Francis lands in the town.
From early this morning, traffic reached tailbacks of up to 8km around Mayo as people made their way. One Twitter user posted a picture of traffic congestion as early as 5.30am...
Papal visit to Knock. Traffic congestion at 5.30 am on a bog. Ahhh. pic.twitter.com/rwFSaIH4kV
— Joseph O'Doherty (@jaodoherty) August 26, 2018
Traffic heavy on the way up to Knock earlier but great to see the Galway umbrellas in Mayo pic.twitter.com/fJYfLW87o2
— Niall McNelis (@niall_mcnelis) August 26, 2018
— Sorcha Crowley (@sorcgirl) August 26, 2018
The Pontiff landed at Knock Airport around 9.30am...
— EileenMagnier (@EileenMagnier) August 26, 2018
Pope Francis will only be in Knock for a short time before flying back to Dublin for mass at the Phoenix Park later today.