Thursday 21 June 2018

Want to see Pope Francis in Ireland? Here is everything you need to know

Pope Francis
Pope Francis
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Looking to visit the Pope in Ireland?

Here is the advice issued and everything you need to know;

· 500,000 tickets will be made available for the Phoenix Park mass. That’s six times the match capacity of Croke Park taking place in one venue at the same time.

· 20,000 people will be working at Phoenix Park, as event staff or taking part in the Mass. 

· 45,000 is the site capacity of Knock.

Get a ticket. Plan your transport. Prepare for a long journey.

Get a ticket

· You need a ticket for either event

· You will not able to attend both, as they are on the same day

· Register for your ticket now, get the ticket closer to the time

Plan your transport

· Decide how you will travel to your event in advance.

· Public or group transport, especially coaches, will be prioritised.

· A comprehensive transport plan is to be published in the coming weeks.

· For Phoenix Park, a special travel ticket is going on sale soon that will enable people to get around the Dublin area easily.

Prepare for a long journey

· You should plan your day from when you leave your house to when you return

· Long periods of walking and standing are unavoidable at both events.

· There will be a range of supports – rest zones, welfare areas, medical facilities, and a team of volunteers – that will be there to help those making the journey.

For more information, please see www.gov.ie/popeinireland

While disruption is unavoidable for a Visit of this scale, the Government is aiming to ensure that any disruption to businesses and individuals due to the Visit is minimised as much as possible.

Necessary alternative arrangements are being developed and will be communicated to those impacted well in advance.

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