Data from counters Croagh Patrick will give an accurate account of how many people are climbing the mountain and help inform future plans.
That's according to Councillor Christy Hyland, who is now calling for the figures for this year to be given to the next meeting of the Westport-Belmullet Municipal District.
He says these figures can then be used to plan for infrastructure that will be needed such as additional parking or toilets.
Where previously it was guess work, the counters gave an accurate reflection of the volume of people attending the holy mountain.
He has been giving more details to Midwest News...