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.

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