On 9th and 10th March, a Diocesan Eucharistic Congress will take place in Carlow.   See full programme – including parallel youth congress .

Update – 2nd March

Booking now closed for Main Congress Programme
Booking still open for Youth Congress

Booking for Main Congress is now closed – it is essential that any remaining postal bookings are returned to the office as soon as possible.

Booking for Youth Congress is still open.  Brochures are available through the parish and on the website and online booking is available at www.kandle.ie/congress.

The day is free but young people are encouraged to book. This event can be used as a day activity for those participating in the JPII Award.  U18’s need parental signature. For more details contact Faith Development Services 059 9164084

How to get there

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Parking for Congress:

All participants are asked to follow the signs for Visual when they come into Carlow. Visual is located on Dublin Rd opposite the courthouse. Access to parking for Carlow College is through the Visual entrance and attendants will be on duty there to direct you to the appropriate spaces. There is no vehicular access to Carlow College or the Cathedral from College Street.


Check In

Check in will open at 7:00p.m on Friday, March 9 in Carlow College and all participants will need to check in and receive their welcome pack which will include their Workshops Choices, Name Badges and Congress Booklet.

Check in desk will reopen at 9:00a.m on Saturday morning for those who are joining us for Saturday only.

A Place at the Table

9 & 10 March 2012

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Youth Congress

Main Congress Programme

The Congress starts on Friday evening (9th March) and concludes on Saturday evening (10th March) with the celebration of the Eucharist in the Cathedral in Carlow.

The main congress programme is built around three keynote speakers – Baroness Nuala O’Loan (Friday evening), Fr Michael Drumm (Saturday morning) and Fr Peter McVerry (Saturday afternoon) – that will take place in Carlow Cathedral.

Between the two keynote address on Saturday, there will be two rounds of workshops.   Each round has 16 workshops (32 in total) which will take place in Carlow College and the Cathedral Parish Centre.

There will also be opportunities for confession and Eucharistic Adoration on Saturday.

Youth Congress Programme (16 -25)

On Saturday, 10th March there will be a youth programme for young adults aged 16-25 in St Leo’s College Carlow.

The programme for the day will include key speakers such as Baroness Nuala O ‘Loan and Fr Peter Mc Verry. Dublin All-Ireland Footballer Ger Brennan will share his story and Elation ministries will provide the music.

There will be a range of workshops for young people to choose from and throughout the day there will be quiet time, prayer, games, catechesis and much more. The day will be a chance for young people across the diocese to come together to share their faith, explore their understanding of Eucharist and its relevance for young people and to discover how they might like to get involved in the Youth Plans for IEC 2012.

The day will conclude with joining in the celebrationof the Eucharist in the Cathedral.

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Registration and attending

There is no charge for our Diocesan Eucharistic Congress.  

Donations towards costs will be gratefully accepted during Congress and at the Concluding Celebration of the Eucharist.

Tea and Coffee will be available in Carlow College and the Cathedral Parish Centre on Saturday. Soup and sandwiches will be available at a reasonable price in Carlow College and there are many, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants close by for lunch. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch also.

Please call 059 9164084 if you have any queries.