Pope Francis' official itinerary for visit to Ireland and ticket information

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Pope Francis' official itinerary for visit to Ireland and ticket information

Pope Francis' official itinerary for his visit to Ireland in August has been revealed.

Among visits on his agenda will be with President Higgins at the Aras, the Capuchin Day Centre and Knock. He will be in Ireland for just under 36 hours.

Buses are being organised in many Laois communities for locals who wish to attend the World Meeting of Families events and the Pope's visit on August 25 and 26.

Full itnerary here:

Saturday 25 August 2018

ROMA-DUBLIN
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

DUBLIN-KNOCK-DUBLIN-ROMA
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 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    

FAREWELL CEREMONY    
18:45    Departure by plane for Roma/Ciampino    
23:00    Arrival at the Airport of Roma/Ciampino 

Registration notes:
Individual adults can register as an individual or as part of a group.
Clergy will have to register and can register as an individual or part of a group.
Where a family wishes to register, a single family leader will register all members. Adult fees apply; all children under 18 are free but must be registered to have access to the venue.
You can book for the Festival of Families Saturday event or the Mass on Sunday at time of registration. It cannot be added afterwards.
Accommodation can be booked at time of registration and will be made through the same booking form. Alternatively, groups and families can contact the Ticket and Accommodation office to book your accommodation.
Email us at: wmof2018@abbey.ie or call us on +353 1 6909409
Children cannot be registered on their own; they must be registered with a minimum of one adult through the family group registration option.

TYPE OF TICKET
5 day Ticket: 22nd – 26th August  2018
Online Registration: €68
On the day Registration: €78

Attendance to the 3 day Congress + Opportunity to book a ticket for Festival of Families  + Ticket for the Final Mass

Full programme in the RDS for the 22nd, 23rdand 24th August 2018.
A pilgrim pack including the Liturgy & programme for WMOF2018, a pack including a rain cape, pilgrim badge and headphone for translations.
Guaranteed opportunity to book, at no additional cost, tickets for the Festival of Families and Final Mass 
1 day Adult Ticket
Wednesday and Thursday only - Friday no longer available
Online Registration: €38
On the day Registration: €43

Single day attendance to Congress + guaranteed ticket for Final Mass.

Full programme in the RDS for the day of the ticket.
Option to book, at no additional cost, tickets for the Final Mass
Single day Concession – Pensioners, unwaged & students over 18. 
Wednesday and Thursday only - Friday no longer available
Online Registration: €33
On the day Registration: €38

Single Day attendance at Congress.
Guaranteed ticket for Final Mass.
Children 5 day ticket: 22nd – 26th August  2018
Free but must be named and registered as part of a Family Group.

Attendance to the 3 day Congress + Ticket for Festival of Families + Ticket for Final Mass 

Full programme in the RDS for the 22nd, 23rd and 24th August 2018.
A Children’s pack.
Guaranteed opportunity to book, at no additional cost, tickets for the Festival of Families and the Final Mass. 
All children up to 18 years old must be registered to attend with registered parents or guardians.
Children Single Day Ticket
Wednesday and Thursday only - Friday no longer available
Free but must be named and registered as part of a Family Group.

Single day attendance to Congress + guaranteed ticket for Final Mass.

Full programme in the RDS for the day of the ticket. 
Guaranteed opportunity to book at no additional cost the ticket Final Mass. 

To register go to the World Meeting 2018 website here.

One of the main ticketed events for the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families (WMoF2018) in Dublin at the end of August is already sold out.

Organisers said advance bookings for the event, which was established by Pope John Paul II in 1994 and is held every three years in a different country, were higher than for any previous such meeting.

To date, 30,000 people have registered for the three-day pastoral congress at the RDS on Wednesday August 22nd through to Friday August 24th, with the Friday event sold out.

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