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Monday, 22 October 2018
Pope's Itinerary for Ireland Announced PDF Print E-mail

It will be the first visit of a Pope to Ireland since Pope John Paul II visited here in 1979. His full agenda is:

Saturday 25 August 2018
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08:15 Departure by plane from Rome/Fiumicino for Dublin
10:30 Arrival at Dublin International Airport
10:45 OFFICIAL WELCOME
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

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 FEAST OF FAMILIES in Croke Park Stadium Speech of the Holy Father


Sunday 26 August 2018

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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