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Published: 07/06/2018
From: Department of the Taoiseach

Prepare for a Long Journey (Dublin)

  • For your safety and welfare, you should plan your whole journey from the beginning of the day until you return home.
  • You may have to walk for a long distance over the course of the day.
  • You are likely to be standing for a long period of time.
  • If you are unsure if you can make this journey or if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, talk to your doctor or other health professional.

The journey through the day for those attending will be long and will involve significant walks to and from the Mass depending on where you are coming from. Walking is unavoidable due to the size, scale and location of the event.

For your awareness, at minimum you will be required to walk 4km to and 4km from the Mass and up to 7km and 7km, depending on where you are coming from.

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.

This event is not seated so you may be standing for some time. However, 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.

Every effort is being made to accommodate as many people with accessibility needs as is possible, within this unique location. We are currently consulting with disability organisations regarding this and will be communicating the finalised plans as soon as possible. In the meantime, please do register for a ticket, indicating your accessibility requirements.

Talk to your doctor or other health professional if you are unsure if you can make this journey or if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. Make sure you have any medications you need.

The image above shows what a journey on the day will involve and the time it might take you to get in and out of the Phoenix Park.

You can use the following guide to estimate your journey time:

Your journey time from home to M50 + 9 hours + your journey time from M50 to home.

The total here gives you an idea of the length of your day.

The exact opening time for the Phoenix Park will be confirmed closer to the event. You will not be able to stay overnight in the Park.

This information is updated on an ongoing basis so please check back regularly.

For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions

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