The full itinerary for Pope Francis' visit has been revealed 3 years ago

The full itinerary for Pope Francis' visit has been revealed

The Pope will visit Ireland on 25 and 26 August.

The full itinerary for the Papal visit to Ireland in August has been confirmed.


Archbishop Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin announced the itinerary breakdown at a media briefing in Maynooth on Monday morning.

Pope Francis will arrive at Dublin on the morning of the 25 August where he will be, almost immediately, transferred to Áras an Uachtaráin to visit President Higgins. That Saturday will also see him attend a meeting at Dublin Castle and visit the Day Centre of the Capuchin Fathers.

The Sunday will see the Pope travel to Knock, before coming back to say Mass at Phoenix Park before meeting with the Bishops at the Convent of the Dominican Sisters. He will then leave Dublin that evening.

His full itinerary is as follows:


Saturday 25 August 

  • 10.30am: Arrival at Dublin International Airport (official welcome)
  • 10.45am: Transfer to Áras an Uachtaráin
  • 11.15am: Arrival at the Presidential Residence (welcome ceremony in front of the main entrance of the Residence)
  • 11.30am: Visit with the President
  • 12.10am: Arrival at Dublin Castle for a meeting with authorities, civil society and diplomatic corps (speech by Pope Francis)
  • 3.30pm: Arrival at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
  • 4.15pm: Transfer to the Day Centre of the Capuchin Fathers (private visit)
  • 7.30pm: Arrival at Croke Park
  • 7.45pm: Feast of the Families at Croke Park (speech by Pope Francis)

Sunday 26 August

  • 8.40am: Departure by plane for Knock, followed by immediate transfer
  • 9.45am: Arrival at Knock Shrine (Angelus at the square in front of Knock Shrine)
  • 11.15am: Departure from Knock by plane
  • 11.50am: Arrival at Dublin Airport followed by lunch with the Papal Delegation
  • 2.30pm: Arrival at the Phoenix Park
  • 3pm: Mass at the Phoenix Park (Homily by Pope Francis)
  • Later: Meeting with the Bishops at the Convent of the Dominican Sisters (speech by Pope Francis)
  • 6.30pm: Farewell ceremony at Dublin Airport