Still have a few questions about the festival? Well then have a read through the FAQs!
When will the festival take place?
This year it is taking place from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August 2013. Registration will begin at 6pm on Thursday evening.
Where will the festival take place and how do I get there?
It will take place at Cistercian College, Mount Saint Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. There are free buses from various locations around the country(online from June 2013). To book your place on the FREE BUS you MUST contact the relevant bus contact (booking online DOES NOT book your place on the bus.)
What happens at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival?
The Youth 2000 Summer Festival is full of variety. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, concert, workshops, share groups, reconciliation and healing service and Mass. It is a packed program but there is time for chat, sitting, relaxing, soccer and chilling out.
What is the theme for this year’s festival?
The theme for the festival is "Fixing our eyes on Jesus who leads us in our faith" Heb 12:2
Who can attend this?
This is a youth event, so we are encouraging those aged between 16 - 35 years to attend. If you are over 35, this festival isn’t really for you although we do always need mature volunteers to help with the running the festival. If you're interested in coming along to help in some way, please contact the National Office on 01 6753690 to discuss the matter further - we look forward to hearing from you.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need to bring a sleeping bag and some ear plugs with you! Just bring the usual stuff you would normally bring if you were heading away for a weekend - towels, toothbrush etc. Showers will be provided on site. Dress warmly too as the evenings can get a little chilly!
What kind of accommodation is available?
We are providing basic accommodation for all retreatants. ALL ACCOMODATION IS INSIDE THE COLLEGE THIS YEAR- NO MARQUEES! There will be separate accommodation for guys and girls; it will also be communal and airbeds will be provided, so bring a pillow ! You will need ear plugs too! There are NO TENTS THIS YEAR, sleep inside the College instead!
How do I book?
If you are over-18, please book in advance, on-line by clicking here. If you are under 18, please click here AND download a booking form, fill in your details, get a parent/guardian to sign the form and send it to the address given or bring it along to registration desk at Clonmacnois. Please go to registration desk at Clonmacnois to complete your registration. Please bring I.D./Age Card as this is required to compete registration! (ONLINE BOOKING WILL BE ACTIVE ON WEBSITE SHORTLY)
What type of food will be available?
While we will do our best to provide for special dietary needs, we can’t promise that we will be able to cater for everyone. All meals will be scheduled into the timetable, so you’ll have to get up on time for your breakfast!
I have special dietary needs, can these be catered for?
We will be able to provide a vegetarian option and will be able to provide separate meals for coeliacs. Please bring some of your own specialised food with you too!
Is this just something for Catholics?
It’s not JUST for Catholics, but it is a Catholic youth event. All youth are welcome, whatever your faith background.
How do I get to Roscrea?
You can make your own way down at your own convenience (see the direction page), but there will also be free buses going to the festival from all around the country.
Where do I go when I arrive at Roscrea?
Registration! At the registration area you will get your festival package for the weekend and find out where you will be sleeping.
What kind of facilities will be available at the Festival?
There will be shower and toilet facilities of course, and all meals will be provided.
How much will it cost?
This festival is donation only, so it won't break the bank. You can give as much or as little as you like, all done anonymously.
Who can I contact for further information?
Details of who to contact are on the poster or on the website.(NEW POSTER AVAILABLE SHORTLY)