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Pope Francis visits Ireland - World Meeting of Families

Dublin, Ireland
25-26 August 2018

Pope Francis will make the first papal trip to Ireland in nearly 40 years, visiting Dublin on 25th and 26th August for the World Meeting of Families.  

Additional Info: https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/

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CLICK HERE for the Media Accreditation Portal
Deadlne for Accreditation: 06 July 2018

Please find the schedule of events below, as published on the above mentioned website:

Saturday 25 August 2018  ( All timings CET )

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  (All timings CET )

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    

Operation:

EUROVISION Special Events will offer the following facilities onsite at Dublin Castle and Phoenix Park:

Facilities:

  • HD / SD Standup position for Live programme inserts
  • Playout
  • Non-equipped workspace with technical access to HB Pool signal
  • Special production and transmission packages available upon request
  • Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network

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