He has done great things for me”

Luke 1:49

Want a different kind of Summer Festival?During the festival, you can get some spiritual R&R, meet other young Catholics in the same boat and give your faith a boost!

In case you’re wondering “where on earth is Clonmacnois”??!! It’s near Athlone!! We’ll have the usual free buses going from all over Ireland.

About the Festival

What is the Clonmacnois Youth Festival?

This festival is a lively 4 day festival with workshops, concert, inspiring talks, great music and prayer. And plenty of time for relaxing, chilling out and meeting new people! During the festival, you can get some spiritual R&R, meet other young Catholics in the same boat and give your faith a boost.

It takes place in Clonmacnois, Co Offaly from 14th 17th August 2008. The theme for the festival is He has done great things for me” Lk1:49

What is the age group?

The festival is for all young people aged 16-35. If you are over 35, this festival isnt really for you although we do always need mature volunteers to help with the running of the festival. If you are interested in coming along to help in some way, please contact the Youth 2000 National Office on 01 6753690 to discuss the matter further – we look forward to hearing from you.

How will the Clonmacnois Festival be set up?

Up to last year the festival has taken place in a mixture of fixed buildings and marquees, this year it will be practically all marquee/tent based. We plan to turn Marys Field in Clonmacnois into a veritable village for the four days with large marquees for talks, workshops, sleeping and catering.

What will the accommodation be like?

All you need to bring is your sleeping bag and we will provide you with an air bed for sleeping on in several marquees. If you are over 18, you may bring your own tent and camp out! (separate tents for guys and gals please!). The marquees will be heated and there will be showers and toilets on site. There will be separate accommodation available for men and women. We would advise that you bring warm clothes and ear plugs! We recommend you don’t bring expensive items such as your iPod or valuable jewellery.

Booking

If you are over 18
Online booking will be available here at the end of May.

NOTE: The festival is for all young people aged 16-35. If you are over 35, this festival isnt really for you although we do always need mature volunteers to help with the running the festival. If you’re interested in coming along to help in some way, please contact the National Office on 01 6753690 to discuss the matter further – we look forward to hearing from you.

If you are under 18

If you are under 18, you must download a booking form and bring with you to the festival. The booking form will be available here at the end of May

Cost

This festival is donation only, so it won’t break the bank. You can give as much or as little as you like, all done anonymously.