Visit of Pope Francis to Knock – F.A.Q’s

Posted in Connect on August 22, 2018.


Please see some F.A.Q’s regarding the visit of Pope Francis to Knock this Sunday, August 26th. Please follow the link at bottom of F.A.Q’s for further information from the World Meeting of Families website

 

About the Event
This information is updated on an ongoing basis so please check back this page regularly.

How long is the event?
The event is one hour.

What time can I access Knock Shrine?
The park is likely to be open from early morning. The exact time will be confirmed closer to the event.

Can I stay overnight?
You will not be able to stay overnight in Knock. No camping is allowed.

What time will the event be over at?
The event will be over at 10:45am. Please be aware that it may take some time to make your exit, as there will be a large volume of people exiting at the same time.

Will I have to walk far?
You do need to be prepared for a lot of walking.

To help you with your journey there are a number of supports in place. Designated rest zones will be positioned at regular intervals at the transport hubs, along these walking routes and at the gates. Multiple food and drinks stations will also be available, as will medical facilities, toilets and baby changing facilities. There will be volunteers throughout the venue, at the gates and at the hubs who will be able to help you. Facilities will be provided for people with accessibility issues and their carers. Portable seating will be allowed into the venue. More information on this and what else you can bring into the venue will be available soon.

It is also useful to know that the walking will be throughout the day so give yourself good time to get into the venue. Leaving the venue will be slower as everyone will be trying to leave at the same time.

A guide to this event and venue will also be published in the coming weeks.

Why all the standing?
It is not feasible to have seating for such volumes of people. That said, portable seating will be allowed into the venue. More information on this and what else you can bring into the venue will be available soon. and there will be supports for those with accessibility issues.

There are also a range of facilities on site to help you on the day.

Designated rest zones, food and drinks stations, medical facilities, as well as toilets and baby changing facilities are all at the venue, gates and transport hubs. There will also be volunteers throughout the venue and special facilities for people with accessibility issues and their carers.

What about accessibility?
Facilities will be provided for people with accessibility issues and their carers. A dedicated ticket application process will be put in place for those who require special facilities. For all information on tickets, please click here.

Can I see the event somewhere else if I can’t attend?
Live coverage of the event in Knock and of the entire Visit will be broadcast on RTÉ and other media outlets. More details will be available closer to the event.

Tickets – I have a question about getting a ticket?
For all information on tickets, please see the Knock Shrine tickets page. This includes information for those with accessibility issues.

Can I go to the Phoenix Park event as well?
It is not possible to apply for tickets for both Phoenix Park and the Knock events, as these events are on the same day – you may only apply for one of these events.

Transport – Where can I find out more information about the transport options available for this event?
Detailed information will be provided on all transport options shortly. This information will be available on Opens in new windowwww.transportforIreland.ie.

Will any additional buses or trains be available on Sunday 26 August?
Detailed information will be provided on all transport options shortly. This information will be available on Opens in new windowwww.transportforIreland.ie and on all operator websites. Each transport operator will be providing additional services for this event.

What time will buses and trains depart and finish on Sunday 26 August?
At a minimum, all services will operate as normal as per the Sunday schedule. Further information will be available at a later date. All updates will appear on Opens in new windowwww.transportforIreland.ie and all transport operator websites.

Getting around Knock if not attending – I’m a resident near Knock, how will this impact me?
The event will have an impact on local residents and businesses. We are aiming to ensure that any disruption to businesses and individuals is minimised as much as possible.

Necessary alternative arrangements are being developed. As plans are put in place, you will be contacted in advance of the event.

I work in a business near Knock, how will this impact me?
The event will have an impact on local residents and businesses. We are aiming to ensure that any disruption to businesses and individuals is minimised as much as possible.

Necessary alternative arrangements are being developed. As plans are put in place, you will be contacted in advance of the event.

 

https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme/Knock-Shrine/Frequently-Asked-Questions-Knock

 

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