World Youth Day

April 8, 2019

Youth Programme – Dublin Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock

  [Show slideshow] Calling all Teen Disciples! Join us on our Dublin Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock on April 27th. We will be running a Youth Programme in the Youth Hub from 11am - 2:15pm. To register: Email wydathome@dublindiocese.ie #Daretosayyes!
April 2, 2019

Gelaine Elises – From DCU and Lucan South Parish Reflecting on WYD Panama

Dare to say ‘Yes’By Gelaine Elises  Dublin airport wasn’t at its typical bustling state. The passengers strolled with rolling wheels shadowing their footsteps and with tired eyes, walked in a lethargic fashion to their gates. It was a crisp January morning, 3am to be exact, and I waited in the […]
April 2, 2019

Anna Brosnan from DCU reflecting on WYD Panama

In January of 2019 I attended World Youth Day in Panama with the much appreciated support of DCU. I was in a group of 30 people from the Archdiocese of Dublin. It was a faith forming experience which will stay with me forever. We flew into Tocumen Airport at 9pm on […]
April 2, 2019

Christina Malone, Clondalkin Parish Pastoral Worker Reflects on her WYD journey of Dare to Say Yes

Today i am sharing my Lenten challenge of opening up and receive God's love and mercy. After an amazing experience in Panama when I experienced God mercy and healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation I have been feeling strengthen to take on lent in a new way this year. I […]
April 2, 2019

Natalie Doherty Reflects on WYD and the impact on her work in Kilnamanagh Parish

WYD PANAMA 2019 The group of 30 pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Dublin left in the early hours of Friday 18th January and flew to Paris where we got our connecting flight to Panama. It was a full day’s travel going to, and coming back, but spirits and excitement were […]
April 2, 2019

WYD Panama Reunion 30 March

 On Saturday 30th March Pilgrims who attended WYD Panama WYD attended a day of reflection, reaction and renewal of their  Dare to Say Yes @ WYD. They were led in prayer by the team of Natalie Doherty, Christina Malone and Gerard Gallagher. Fr. Kieran Mc Dermott, Fr. Seamus Mc Entee and […]
January 28, 2019

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Homily at WYD Panama in Dublin

Third Sunday of the Year 2019PANAMA IN DUBLINHomily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of DublinEmmaus Conference Centre, 27 January 2019“World Youth Day is not just an event in a faraway country to which only a few young people can travel. It is a moment that challenges all young […]
January 28, 2019

WYD Panama in Dublin – Hearing from our Young People

Over the weekend, 150 young people gathered in the Emmaus Centre for a fantastic weekend of celebration of Faith. We asked our young people what inspired them to say YES to Panama in Dublin. 
January 23, 2019

Updates from WYD Panama 2019

Tuesday 23rd - HOMILY OF THE MASS WELCOMING THE PILGRIMSJanuary 22nd, 2019, Santa María la Antigua FieldMons. José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A.Dear young pilgrims and people of God:We are immensely joyful because of your presence. Today, PANAMA receives you with an open heart and arms wide open. Thank you for […]
January 22, 2019

Postcards from Panama – Blogs and Reflections @WYD

Postcards from Panama - Blogs and Reflections @WYDOn Friday morning 18th January 2019 the first of forty pilgrims from Ireland will leave for WYD Panama. The group is co-ordinated by Gerard Gallagher from the Archdiocese of Dublin. 30 pilgrims will represent the Archdiocese of Dublin and some of them even […]
January 16, 2019

Panama in Dublin 2019 – The Emmaus Centre Programme

This year a group of 30 young people from Dublin Diocese going to Panama to celebrate World Youth Day with Pope Francis and thousands of others from around the globe on 26th/ 27th January.A mirror event, Panama in Dublin will take place in Emmaus Retreat Centre Swords on the same […]
January 9, 2019

Preparing for Panama! Last gathering before departure

  Pictured attending their final preparation before their to World Youth Day in Panama which will be led by Pope Francis. A group of 30 will travel from the Archdiocese of Dublin and will be joined by a number of other young people from around Ireland. The group is made up […]
January 7, 2019

WORLD YOUTH DAY PANAMA IN DUBLIN 2019

Calling all Youth and Young adults aged 16-29!Dare to say yes (Luke 1:38) Creating the best parts of World Youth Day here in Dublin for those who can’t go. It will be a celebration of faith, we’ll live stream the Pope’s talks and Homilies, we’ll have music, workshops, drama, food, […]
November 30, 2018

1 December – Pastoral Day for WYD Panama Pilgrims

COUNTDOWN TO PANAMA! In 49 days we travel to World Youth Day Panama.We meet this Saturday  1 December in St. Paul’s Church Arran Quay for our ANCHOR WYD Preparation Programme. Everyone will meet for the first time, so we will spend some time on introductions and welcome! Timeline for day.Arrive for […]
November 21, 2018

Safety Information for Panama –

SAFETY INFORMATION Most visits to Panama are trouble-free. Visitors should, however, be aware that there is a risk of street crime in Panama City and it is unwise to carry large sums of cash or valuables in public. Visitors should be vigilant using ATM cash machines in public places and beware […]
November 21, 2018

Panama Climate and Weather

PANAMA CLIMATE AND WEATHER Panama has a tropical climate, with temperatures staying constant all year round, ranging from averages of around 90°F (32°C) during the daytime to averages of about 70°F (21°C) after the sun sets. Humidity is generally high, especially during the rainy season, which is between mid-March and November. […]
November 21, 2018

Visa Requirements for WYD for Irish Citizens

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR IRISH NATIONALSIrish citizens require a passport valid for three months beyond arrival date. A visa is not required for touristic stays of up to 180 days. 
November 16, 2018

Our Programme in Panama

Our Panama ProgrammePLEASE CHECK BACK...its a work in progress!
November 16, 2018

ANCHOR – WYD Preparation

 To prepare for WYD we request all pilgrims to attend our WYD preparation programme. It will be led by our WYD animation team and some of our Foundational Leadership Team. ANCHOR was devised a method of preparing young people for pilgrimage, giving them an opportunity to reflect on some core Anchor […]
November 16, 2018

What is Expected of Every Pilgrim and Code of Conduct & Safeguarding

 What is expected of Every Pilgrim @WYD 2019We take seriously our role of preparing and creating a safe environment for our pilgrimage. Our volunteer leaders will receive training and support. Also all pilgrims will re Gardai Safeguarded with support from our Child Safeguarding department. (More details on safeguarding HERE)Role of the […]