“The World Meeting of Families in Dublin will be a festival of witness to the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ. The vocation of Christian couples, supported by the Sacrament of Marriage, is a call to witness to that love and to experience the joy of bringing the love of Jesus to those who are troubled and challenged” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin
The land from which so many missionaries set forth to bring the light of Christianity to every corner of the world now wants to gather those families and individuals whose lives have been touched by the faith of these missionaries. Ireland has been chosen to host the next World Meeting of Families in 2018 and calls people from all over the world to come and join us in this amazing event. Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building block of society and the Church.
“The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 9th World Meeting of Families.
Families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin from August 21 – 26, 2018 to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith.
The Emerald Isle awaits you, the land of the shamrock, of saints and scholars, of fabulous stories from the past and of a lively festive present, of wild landscapes and adventures to be discovered.
Put it down in your diary and start planning your trip as August 2018 will come around quickly. Come on your own or with all your family. We await you to give you a warm Irish welcome.
Along with attending the World Meeting of Families Congress in Dublin, you will have the opportunity to tour the sites of Dublin. These tours include Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, Dublin Castle, and more! You will also receive ample time to explore the beautiful city of Dublin on your own.
Before attending the full World Meeting of Families Conference in Dublin, you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful countryside of Ireland. Visit Bunratty Castle for a taste of the past and take in the breathtaking landscape of the Cliffs of Moher. Also visit Corcomroe Abbey, a historic monastic settlement, and Galway to enjoy its narrow streets, old stone and wooden shop fronts, and great restaurants. Visit Ballintubber Abbey, the only church in Ireland founded by an Irish king that is still in regular use.
Before attending the full World Meeting of Families Conference in Dublin, you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful countryside of Ireland. Visit Bunratty Castle, built in 1425 and Bunratty Folk Park where 19th-century life is vividly recreated. Visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren National Park. Continue to the historic monastic settlement of Corcomroe Abbey and Galway to enjoy its narrow streets, old stone and wooden shop fronts. Visit Ballintubber Abbey, the only church in Ireland founded by an Irish king that is still in regular use. Continue to Kylemore Abbey where visitors can experience the character and atmosphere of the castle and enjoy breathtaking views of the landscape.
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