Youth 2000 Summer Festival 2015

by | Jul 28, 2015 | Youth, ZZ_All

Join over 1,000 young people at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival in Cistercian College, Roscrea from 13th – 16th August 2015. Free buses…


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  • What is the festival about?
  • Attending
  • Booking
  • Travel
  • Other information

Further information –  Youth 2000 Office on 01 675 3690 or email:


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, dramas, share groups, reconciliation and healing service and Mass. It is a packed program but there is also time for chatting, sitting, relaxing, soccer and generally chilling out.

What is the theme for this year’s festival?
The theme for the festival is “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” Jn 14:6

What is the schedule?
The Summer Festival runs from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon. The Festival starts with registration on Thursday evening at 7.00pm and the programme runs until about 10.30pm. The retreat programme starts at 9.30am on both Friday and Saturday morning and runs until late. The programme starts at 9.30am on Sunday morning and ends on Sunday afternoon at about 3pm.

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.


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 this matter further. Any prospective volunteers need to be Garda vetted and referenced checked.

I can only come for part of it, is this okay?
Yes, you are welcome to join us at any stage over the weekend. Please book online anyway so we know you are coming.

I do not know anyone, is this okay?
Yes, please come along! The vast majority of newcomers do not know anyone and they have a great time. We are a friendly bunch and you will be made most welcome!


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.

I am under 18, how do I book?
If you are under 18, please click here – Under 18 Booking

Follow the simple procedure and at the end of this process you will be shown a parental consent form, please print this off, get it signed by your parent/guardian and present it to the Under 18 registration desk when you arrive at the event. This applies for 16 & 17 year olds. Please bring ID and proof of age cards with you.  We make exceptions for 15 year olds on occasion, please contact the National Office to request permission on 01 675 3690.

I am over 18, how do I book?
If you are over 18, please click here – Over 18 Booking
Please bring ID and proof of age cards with you

Where do I go when I arrive at Roscrea?
Registration! At the registration area you will get your festival pack for the weekend and find out where you will be sleeping.


How do I get to Roscrea?
You can make your own way down at your own convenience (click Google map link), but there will also be free buses going to the festival from all around the country.

For free buses going from a town near you click –

Roscrea town is also serviced by train and Bus Eireann services, please google Irish Rail or Bus Eireann if you wish to avail of these services (The College is about 4kms from the town, so you need to take a taxi from the bus or train station in this case)


What do I need to bring with me?
You will need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and maybe 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 Accommodation is inside the College, real beds in dormitories and airbeds in other rooms. There will be separate accommodation for guys and girls; it will also be communal so bring a sleeping bag and a pillow !

What type of food will be available?
We will do our best to provide for special dietary needs. Bring additional special foods with you too if you have a special requirement. 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!