Kildare & Leighlin at IEC 2012

The 2012 International Eucharistic Congress is taking place in Dublin from Sunday 10th June to Sunday 17th June. The main venue is the RDS, while the closing ceremony – known as the Statio Orbis – will take place in Croke Park.

It is hoped that 25,000 pilgrims will attend each day in the RDS, including over 10,000 international pilgrims and that 80,000 people will attend the final ceremony (Staio Orbis) in Croke Park.

On Tuesday 12th June, we will have a special diocesan pilgrimage to the RDS.


Check with your local parish for details about booking a place on a bus to the RDS / Croke Park.

Diocesan Pilgrim Choir

There is a separate booking form for those joining our pilgrim choir at the Congress on Tuesday 12th and in Croke Park.

More information –  Invitation to Parish Choirs to sing at IEC 2012

Youth Space (17 – 25 yrs old)

There is a separate booking form for those attending the Youth Space on Tuesday12th and going to Croke Park.

The diocese is subsiding the ticket price for those attending the Youth Space on Tues 12th, so cost is just €10.

All queries about the Youth Space to –

Yvonne Rooney
Faith Development Services
Cathedral Parish Centre,
College Street, Carlow
Tel: 059-9164084 Fax: 059-9164020
[email protected]


How to book up to 4th June

On-Line –

Telephone – 01 2981122

Online and telephone booking for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress will close on 4th June 2012.

How to book after 4th June

After 4th June, booking will only be available during the week of the Congress at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS).

Ticket Prices

One day RDS

  • Adult  €35
  • Concession €30
  • Child €28
  • Family €100

A child is aged between two and sixteen years. Children are welcome to attend the Congress when accompanied by parents or carers. Children under two are admitted free to events in the Royal Dublin Society (RDS).

Three day RDS

  • €70

Seven day RDS

  • €105

When booking a 3 day or 7 day pass to the RDS, you have the option of adding a ticket to Croke Park for an additional €10.

Special Events ticket

It is also possible to buy a ticket with admission to the opening ceremony in the RDS and the ‘Statio Orbis’ in Croke Park.

Sunday 10th June + Sunday 17th June

  • €40