World Youth Day 2023

The Archdiocese of Tuam will lead a Youth Pilgrimage to Lisbon, Portugal next summer to join Pope Francis and over one million young people around the world in celebrating their faith at the World Youth Day Festival.

World Youth Day 2023 Poster


What is it?

World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal Church and an intense moment of evangelization for the youth world. Although its Catholic identity is clearly evident, WYD opens its doors to everyone, no matter how close to or distant from the Church they are. It aims to provide all participants with a universal Church experience, fostering a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. It is a new stimulus to the faith, hope and charity of the entire host country community. With young people as its protagonists, World Youth Day also seeks to promote peace, unity and fraternity among peoples and nations around the world.

What is the Archdiocese of Tuam doing?

Our trip will depart on Monday, July 31 and return on Monday, Aug 7, 2023, led by Archbishop Francis Duffy, with pilgrims aged 18-35 from around the Tuam Archdiocese. Join us!

What’s included?

The trip will include airport transfers; seven-nights’ accommodation at a 4* star hotel in Lisbon City Centre; WYD Registration pack; a day trip to Fatima – and a great week of prayer, craic & ceol!

How much does it cost?

The pilgrimage costs a total of €950pp. but will be reduced to €450pp., with the support of a subsidy from your local parish.

How can I get more information or book a place?

Please contact Kathryn at 085 123 6219 or Fr. Charlie at 086 819 3884 or email for more information.

*A deposit of €100 and a copy of your passport is required to confirm your booking.