Tickets for the visit by Pope Francis to Knock on the morning of Sunday 26 August and the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on that afternoon will go online on
- 25 June 2018
. Tickets will be FREE. For both events, please be prepared for a long day
Both Knock and Phoenix Park are free events but you will need a ticket to gain entry. Every adult and every child attending will need a ticket. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. All tickets will be for standing sections.
It is not possible to apply for tickets for both Phoenix Park and the Knock events, as these events are on the same day – you may only apply for one of these events.
When registering for a ticket, you will be asked for the following information:
Information Why am I being asked for this?
Name & postal address – To identify you as the person applying for the ticket.
Email address – Your tickets will be sent by email.
Travel information – You will be asked where you plan to travel from on the day and how you plan to travel.
his information will inform your assigned route to follow for the event.
You will not receive your ticket immediately after you register. Tickets will be sent closer to the event
- by email
in the form of a ‘print at home’ ticket. This will include travel information, along with details of how to get to your section at the event. For more information visit https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme/Final-Mass/Prepare-for-a-Long-Journey-Phoenix-Park
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES WILL BE HELD IN DUBLIN 21-26 AUGUST. THE WORLD MEETING WILL OPEN WITH THE CELEBRATION OF EVENING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH IN EACH PARISH / PASTORAL AREA ON TUESDAY 21 AUGUST. THE BELLS OF ALL CHURCHES WILL BE RUNG AT 7pm ON 21 AUGUST TO SIGNAL THE OPENING OF THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE WORLD MEETING VISIT www.worldmeeting2018.ie
Here are the details of the itinerary for the Papal Visit:
Apostolic journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Ireland on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin 25-26 August 2018
Saturday 25 August 2018
08:15 Departure by plane from Rome/Fiumicino for Dublin
10:30 Arrival at Dublin International Airport- OFFICIAL WELCOME
10:45 Transfer to Áras an Uachtaráin
11:15 Arrival at the Presidential Residence – WELCOME CEREMONY in front of the main entrance of the Residence
11:30 COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Presidential Residence
12:00 Transfer to Dublin Castle
12:10 Arrival at Dublin Castle MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND DIPLOMATIC CORPS in Dublin Castle – Speech of the Holy Father
15:30 Arrival at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral VISIT to the CATHEDRAL – Greeting of the Holy Father
16:15 Transfer to the Day Centre of the Capuchin Fathers
16:30 PRIVATE VISIT to the DAY CENTRE FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES of the CAPUCHIN FATHERS
19:30 Arrival at Croke Park Stadium
19:45 FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES in Croke Park Stadium – Speech of the Holy Father
Sunday 26 August 2018
08:40 Departure by plane for Knock
09:20 Arrival at the Airport in Knock ; Immediate transfer to the Shrine
09:45 Arrival at Knock Shrine
VISIT to the CHAPEL of Knock Shrine
ANGELUS on the square in front of the Shrine – Angelus Address of the Holy Father
10:45 Transfer to the airport in Knock
11:10 Arrival at the airport in Knock
11:15 Departure by plane for Dublin
11:50 Arrival at Dublin International Airport – Lunch with the Papal Delegation
14:30 Arrival at Phoenix Park
15:00 HOLY MASS in Phoenix Park – Homily of the Holy Father
MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS in the Convent of the Dominican Sisters – Speech of the Holy Father
18:30 Arrival at Dublin International Airport
18:45 Departure by plane for Roma/Ciampino
23:00 Arrival at the Airport of Roma/Ciampino