Mweelrea Mountain

  • A mountain-climber from Dublin died while climbing Mweelrea Mountain in Co Mayo yesterday.

    Gardai confirmed that a man in his 60s died while climbing the mountain near Louisburgh.

    "A sudden death was reported to Gardai yesterday at Mweelrea mountain," according to a spokesman for the garda press office.

    The alarm was raised by a fellow climber.

    Local emergency services assisted in the recovery operation.

    The man’s body was taken to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar for a post-mortem.

    Gardai say they are not treating the death as suspicious.

  • A man in his sixties has died while climbing Mweelrea Mountain near Louisburgh this afternoon.

    The man who is believed to be from the Dublin area was with family members at the time.

    Emergency services attended the scene to assist in the rescue mission.

    His body is currently been taken to Mayo University Hospital for a post-mortem exam.