August 26th Phoenix Park Mass useful Information


The World Meeting of Families concludes with a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration that will gather individuals and families from all around the world in thanksgiving and communion. The Mass will mark the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin and the next diocese to host the event in conjunction with the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life will be announced.

The main celebrant for the Final Mass will be Pope Francis. At the weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square on 21 March, the Holy Father announced that he will attend WMOF2018 and take part in the Festival of Families in Croke Park (25th August) and the Final Mass in the Phoenix Park (26th August). The Mass will start at 3 pm.

Attendance to this event is free and ticketed. Though there will be no charge for the tickets, every person in attendance will require a ticket to access the venue.


There will be hundreds of thousands of people from across Ireland and abroad attending this event. For your safety and comfort, it is essential that you are aware of the following before committing to attending this Mass.

Papal Mass Prohibited Items
– Air horns
– Animals (other than registered guide dogs)
– Alcohol
– Any item which may resonably be considered for use as a weapon
– Banners of any size
– Bicycles
– Cans
– Camping/Cooking Equipment
– Cooler Boxes or Large Containers
– Crash Helmets or Protective Headwear, or Protective Clothing
– Deckchairs, Garden Furniture, Blow Up Furniture, Folding Armchairs, Shooting Sticks Stools
– Drones
– Ecessive Amounts of Batteries, Wires, Cables or Electrical Components
– Fireworks and Flares
– Flagpoles
– Glass Bottles
– Illegal Substances/Illegal Merchandise of Any Description
– Large Prams
– Large umbrellas
– Large Chains, Spiked Bracelets or Wallet Chains
– Large Banners, Glags, Placards or Posters Including Sticks
– Laser/Laser Pens
– Mobility Scooters
– Selfie Sticks
– Smoke Cannisters
– Sound systems
– Spray Cans

To download list of prohibited items visit the following link


To download detailed Map of Phoenix Park and Transport hubs visit the following link

Click to access TFI-Papal-Visit-Transport-Phoenix-Park-Maps-FINAL.pdf