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Where can I park to see the Pope?

Hurry up and park! The Pope is on the move again!

Pope Francis a.k.a Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is coming to Ireland. He is scheduled to land on Irish soil at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 25th. From the time he touches down, he will be out there meeting people and shaking hands because he loves to mingle. This means that there will be a lot of people looking to get a selfie with the Pope.

If you are driving to see him, this is where you can find the best places to park on the Pope’s route so you don’t miss out on any of the action.

Áras an Uachtaráin

The first stop in the Pope’s journey through Ireland will be the president’s residence. The president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins and his wife, Sabina are definitely looking forward to having His Holiness bless the halls of the Áras an Uachtaráin. Not to mention their dogs, Bród and Sioda seem very excited as well. If you want to park somewhere close by and witness The Pope being welcomed with a ceremony at the gates, you might want to get parking on Navan Road, Millrace Lawn and North Circular Road. Just make sure to pre-book ahead of time, so you are guaranteed a space when you get there.

The Dublin Castle

The next stop on the Pope’s travels through 21st century Ireland will be The Dublin Castle. Here he will meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar along with other Church Officials and Heads of State. Also, he will give the first of his three scheduled speeches here. No doubt, there will be a huge crowd there to see what he has to say and parking spaces will be tight. If you want to get parking in this part of the world, Werburgh Street, St. Augustine Street, and Usher Quay would be your best bets. The car parks in the areas have excellent rates for you to park your car and witness the glory of The Pope.

Croke Park

Around 70,000 are expected to attend the massive Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday, August 25th. One would expect The Pope to take the evening after the long day, but not this Pope. He is ready to meet and greet more people at the Croke Park. P.S. He will be giving a speech so don’t leave before the end credits are over. Parking is going to be tight here, but lucky for you we have the inside scoop. Croydon Green, Clonliffe Gardens, and Clonliffe Road would be the ideal places to park by the hour.

Phoenix Park

After all the meet and greets of Saturday, he will be heading up to Knock from Dublin on Sunday. But he will be back to Dublin with one last supper with his immediate delegation here before heading up to Phoenix Park to complete his Irish journey. Here, he will be the chief celebrant in a special 3 PM mass and is expected to bring in around half a million people. So pre-book your parking early and don’t miss out on this incredible moment of history.

The Pope doesn’t usually come to Ireland. So now that he is here, make the most of it. Book your parking space now on Parkpnp and witness His Holiness in his full glory.

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