Prepare for a Long Journey - Phoenix Park

Preparing for a Long Journey (Phoenix Park)

  • 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 of 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, you will be required to walk from 4km up to 7km  to and from  the Mass in Phoenix Park, depending 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.

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. More information will be provided soon. For all ticketing information, including for those who require special facilities including wheelchairs, please visit the following page.

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.