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Tickets to see the Pope in Ireland in August due to go on general release on Monday

Tickets to see the Pope at Knock Shrine or Phoenix Park in Dublin during his visit to Ireland in August are due to go on general release on Monday. Photo by AP/Andrew Medichini
Marie Louise McConville

Tickets to see the Pope at Knock Shrine or Phoenix Park in Dublin during his visit to Ireland in August are due to go on general release on Monday.

Anyone hoping to make the trip to see the Pontiff at either venues will need a ticket to gain entry.

Pope Francis will visit Knock Shrine and also celebrate Mass in Phoenix Park during his two-day visit on August 25 and August 26.

The visit to Ireland is part of the World Meeting of Families at Croke Park in Dublin, which is held by the Catholic Church every three years.

Anyone wishing to obtain a ticket must do so through an online form on the www.worldmeeting2018.ie

Tickets will then be sent out by e-mail closer to the time.

Those applying have also been advised that they "must choose which event you would like to attend – Phoenix Park or Knock. You will not be able to get tickets for both" adding: "The Pope’s visit to Knock Shrine is a free event but you will need a ticket to gain entry.

"Every adult and every child attending will need a ticket. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. All tickets will be for standing sections.

"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."

Those applying for tickets will also be asked about their travel details.

"You will be asked where you plan to travel from on the day and how you plan to travel. This information will inform your assigned route to follow for the event."

During the visit to Ireland, Pope Francis will also undertake a private visit to the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin and will also visit St Mary's Pro-Cathedral.

It will be the first Papal visit to Ireland since 1979 when Pope John Paul said Mass in Phoenix Park to more than one million people.

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