50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012)
- 17th June 2012 to 17th June 2012
The 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 is an international gathering of people that takes place every four years somewhere in the world.
It aims to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church, help improve our understanding and celebration of the liturgy and draw attention to the social dimension of the Eucharist. These aims are achieved through a programme of pastoral preparation in the years leading up to the Congress and a programme of liturgical and cultural events, lectures and workshops, a Eucharistic Procession and the massive closing ceremony. The venues for these events is the RDS and the closing ceremony and “Statio Orbis” will take place on Sunday 17th June 2012 in Croke Park.
50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012
RDS, Sandymount Building Simmonscourt Road, Dublin 4
The capacity of the stadium is 82,300.
The GAA Museum is open:
January to May and September to December
Monday - Saturday: 09.30 - 17.00
Sunday & Bank Holiday: 10.30 - 17.00
June to August
Monday - Saturday: 09.30 - 18.00
Sunday & Bank Holiday: 10.30- 17.00
On match days the GAA Museum opens in accordance with the match schedule in the stadium - check here for updates.
Whilst we try to accommodate work experience requests, due to the large volume of requests they are not always available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your contact details, the dates you require and detail the area of the stadium you would like to gain experience in and why.
Croke Park Stadium does not manage ticket sales for General Admission. In each case this is done by the relevant event owner.
On match days, all visitors require a valid ticket to enter the stadium including young children and babies.
For GAA matches you can contact the GAA Ticket Office on 01-8717400 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm) and for Concert Tickets you can contact Ticketmaster Special Needs Hotline: 0818 715 627 (Republic of Ireland) or +353 1 648 6060 (International).
Wheelchair spaces are located on Level 4 of the Cusack and Davin Stands. All seats have access to toilet, bar and snack bar facilities. Please note that the only entrance for wheelchair users on public level is through the A2 gate at the Cusack stand turnstiles.
Croke Park is a wheelchair accessible stadium. Please click here for more information including ticketing and parking for patrons with disability.
Yes. We would encourage all visitors to Croke Park Stadium to read the stadium Ground Regulations before they attend an event at Croke Park. For a full list of prohibited items please click here
Stewards will ensure that any lost property is taken to a secure storage location and the details entered into a register. If you wish to claim property which you believe to be lost within the confines of the Stadium then please call 01-8192300. Please note that this line will not be in operation on the day of an event.Croke Park have also teamed up with wefoundit.ie who will assist in getting lost items back to their owners.
Due to security measures we do not provide a cloakroom service.
Due to security measures we do not provide a Left Luggage or property service.
Official event programmes are usually available for purchase on a major event day on the stadium concourses and on the approach to the stadium.
There are a large number of food and drink service points located around the stadium on the public concourses as well as facilities available outside the stadium on the outer concourse which encircles the stadium. Both hot and cold food and drink is available. Please click here to view catering and bar units on event days.