PICS: Look at the size of the tailbacks into Knock this morning 5 years ago

PICS: Look at the size of the tailbacks into Knock this morning

Some crowd turning out...

It seems appropriate that the heavens would open this morning as the Pope makes his way to knock to visit the shrine.

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People sat in their cars while rain clattered against their windows as traffic came to a standstill on all roads leading to Knock.

People were advised to travel early and many did with the shrine opened to the public at 5am. But there are reports of tailbacks of up to 9km this morning.

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The traffic started earlier, just after five this morning, this was the scene greeting people.

As it started to get brighter, things weren't improving too much...

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Others warned people to get buses if possible...

But some people aren't sure if they'll make it to see the Pope this morning...

Pope Francis will land in Ireland West Airport around 9.20am this morning.

He will arrive in a cavalcade at Knock Shrine at 9.45am direct from Ireland West Airport, and his progress will be shown on screens in Knock in a live feed.

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