Statio Orbis (Croke Park) 17th June Sunday

Start time: 13.00
Finish time: 17.15

Celebrant: Papal Legate, His Eminence Marc, Cardinal Ouellet

Parking Information

Click to download some helpful directions for people heading for Croke Park FINDING YOUR WAY

For Hogan/Davin Stand events, parking is available in the Canal Car Park.  This is located off the North Circular Road and accessed via St. Margaret’s Avenue (first left after Gills Pub on the corner of North Circular Road and Russell Street).  Pedestrian access is from the car park onto Jones’ Road to the main entrance for the Hogan Stand.

Pilgrims are advised to use all advertised parking facilities.
There is No Parking within the Garda Cordon Area around Croke Park.
There is no Special Needs Parking within the Garda Cordon around Croke Park.
There is no Coach Parking within the Cordon or in the streets around Croke Park.
Supervised Car Parking is available at;
• Clonliffe College via Drumcondra Rd Lower 3,100 spaces with 100 Special Needs spaces
• O’Connell’s School off North Circular Road – 400 spaces
Pilgrims are requested to have patience with the post traffic plan. Cars will not be released until pedestrian traffic has cleared.
Pay and display is available in most areas. Please read the limitations.
In residential areas, do not park where you cause an obstruction.
Vehicle clamping operation will be in place.
Pilgrims are advised that they should not display valuables in vehicles.

Information for Pre Registered Coaches Only

Parishes who have pre registered will already have been contacted by the Traffic Managment Office for IEC 2012.

Click to see a map of the drop off point at Croke Park Statium Pre Registered Coaches Only 

After drop off your  Driver and coach will  be directed to the coach parking area in Dublin Port (see map attached) and be held here until the ceremony has concluded. Security Staff at the port will be communicating with the Gardai and will confirm to parked coachs when they  are to leave  to pick up their group at on North Circular Road.

The parking permit which is specifically numbered to you and is non-transferable to be printed A3.

  • You will need to clearly display the Parking Permit on your coach on the Front, Rear and Side windows.
  • Each Coach must have a Group Leader who is the main point of contact for each coach. (group leader and coach driver should have each others mobile number)
  • This Group Leader needs a copy of the coach permit  number  ( to use as a sign ) to hold up in the stadium  for stewards and Gardai to identify when it is time to leave the venue.
  • It is the responsibility of each Group Leader to ensure all their group board the coach.
  • It is advised that each group leader  identify a emergency meeting area outside the cordon to collect any lost passengers.
  •  IEC2012 needs the Details of each coach Group, Name and Mobile Telephone Number of coach driver and group leader.
  • A post event information point will be in the vicinity of Gills Corner in order to direct pilgrims to the location of their coach on their arrival back to the collection point.
  • Each pilgrim arriving by coach must be fully aware of their specific coaching number in order to avoid confusion at the collection point.

Public Transport

By Train –

By Bus –

By CIE Dublin Bus –

By Luas –

K&L Pilgrim Choir

Pilgrims singing in the Diocesan Choirs will be placed in two rows the whole way around the stadium

All choirs will be dressed in full black, (that means black shirts/trousers for men with coloured tie, women black top, skirt/trousers coloured scarf/flower.) as that way all of you will be identified as choristers for TV etc.

The gates of Croke Park will be opened at 11.00am, we would suggest that choirs arrive before 12 noon. It is a long day please remember to bring drinks/snacks with you.

Priests Concelebration at Croke Park

All priests who have a ticket to concelebrate at the closing mass on Sunday 17th should bring their Alb.  Stoles will be provided but priests are welcome to bring their own stole if they wish.

Live Broadcasts

RTÉ, Salt and Light Television and EWTN will broadcast the Mass from Croke Park on television and online