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First day of Pope Francis in Ireland

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First day of Pope Francis in Ireland

Thousands of people from the Diocese of Meath were expected to take part in many of the Papal events this weekend.

Please note that choir buses will leave at 7:00am on Sunday morning from the Fair Green, Navan. 

Here is the schedule for Day One of the Holy Father’s visit – 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

Popemobile Route Dublin City Centre

Pope Francis will travel around the city on a Popemobile on Saturday 25 August. Click on the image below to download a PDF of the route map and location for wheelchair users.

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

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