Kildare and Leighlin’s Youth Ministry Team are now making preparations for our diocesan pilgrimage to the next International World Youth Day, Krakow 2016.  The diocese will be taking a group of young people (16-35) to Krakow from 24th – 31st July.

The cost of the trip is €645 and this will include all transport, food, registration and accommodation. The fee will also include the costs associated with the preparation days and the WYD Goodie Pack! If you are aged 16-35 and are interested in travelling with the group simply fill out the application form below (U18s have 2 forms to complete).

Return your form(s) with your deposit of €100 to Tully’s Travel Carlow no later than Friday November 27th 2015.

Information Meetings

We are holding three Information Meetings about all things W.Y.D taking place in each of our deaneries. The dates for these are as follows:

Graiguecullen Parish Centre:             Sunday 1st November  @2.30pm

Portlaoise Parish Centre:                    Sunday 8th November  @1pm

Ballycane Church, Naas :                    Sunday 15th November @1pm

These meetings will provide an opportunity for young people interested in the trip to find out more details and register their interest in travelling.


Fundraising for the pilgrimage will begin shortly. Once young people have registered and paid their €100 deposit they will be assigned a fundraising group and leader.  The group will then be free to get involved in some creative and fun filled events with a view to raising much needed funds for the W.Y.D. Trip.

All ideas for fundraising welcome – email:



Facebook: to link up with thousands of young people from all over the world who are intending to travel to Krakow in 2016.

Find us on facebook Kildare Leighlin Diocesan Youth where info about WYD is also posted there.



World Youth Day 2016 Poster FINAL

WYD 2016 updated BOOKING FORM


For additional information on this pilgrimage please feel free to contact us:

Cathriona / Robert
Kildare and Leighlin Faith Development Services,
Cathedral Parish Centre,

Tel: (059) 9164084
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