World Meeting of Families

Diocesan Assembly

The World Meeting of Families is an international event of prayer, catechesis, and celebration that draws participants from around the globe. It seeks to strengthen the bonds between families and to witness to the crucial importance of marriage and the family to all of society. The Meetings also foster gestures of solidarity for families in difficulties. This summer it will take place in Dublin.


Tuesday 21st August:   Opening Ceremony taking place in cathedrals all around the country

Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th August: 3 day Congress in the RDS.

Saturday 25th August: Festival of Families, Dublin venue  CROKE PARK

Sunday 26th August: Closing Mass, Dublin venue PHOENIX PARK

***The ticketing policy has not yet been finalised. Details will be posted here when available.



Tickets for the Congress are now on sale:

Adult pilgrims €68 for the entire event (admission to 3 day Congress + Festival of Families + Closing Mass) These can be booked for individuals and groups. Online Registration now open

Single day at the Congress Adult pilgrim €38 or €33 for students / unwaged

Under 18s are free but must be registered and attend with parents / guardians


What can you do?


For the full text of Pope Francis’ On Love in the Family: Amoris Laetitia


Diocesan Contact: Aileen Murphy


Pastoral Centre Killarney: 064 663 0532