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Here's how Croke Park looks for the Eucharistic Congress Mass on Sunday

It’s almost like an ice-skating rink, with white plastic platforms laid over the pitch to cater for attendees.

HERE’S THE VIEW in Croke Park this evening ahead of the Mass to mark the end of the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin this coming Sunday.

Some 80,000 people are expected to attend the service, which will be presided over by the Papal Legate to the Congress, Cardinal Marc Ouellet.

As is customary for non-sporting events in Croker, the playing surface has been covered with a white plastic platform, which sits on small stilts in order to preserve the playing surface underneath.

The surface also has a series of small holes in it to allow the surface to remain exposed to a small degree of light – which should keep the surface in relatively good condition before it reverts to sporting use in two weeks’ time.

Pic via the Croke Park Facebook page.

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