We’ve tried to answer all the questions you might have about The Summit ’17 conference in Dublin. Click on the FAQ below to see the answers.

What does registration get me?

Your registration and payment of the 100 euro registration fee is your pass gives you access to:

  • World class presentations by Fr. Michael Gaitley, Curtis Martin and Dr. Ted Sri.
  • Workshops and small group formation offered by some of FOCUS’ most experienced and gifted missionaries.
  • The opportunity to meet and build friendships with 250 of Ireland’s most enthusiastic and committed young Catholics along with the American FOCUS mission team, religious, priests and bishops- all in the amazing setting of Croke Park’s Hogan Mezzanine.
  • A delicious lunch provided each day.
  • Free parking in Croke Park’s facilities.

Where can I get accommodation?

Dublin is a city with an excellent choice of different hotels, b&bs and hostels. We encourage you to talk to your friends about their accommodation plans. You might arrange to stay somewhere together, you might know someone in Dublin who could put you up. Most people will book shared hotel or hostel rooms in the near vicinity of Dublin’s Croke Park.

What about transportation?

Dublin has a good variety of public transport with Dublin Bus and the Luas servicing stops very near to Croke Park and the surrounding area of Drumcondra. Almost all of the conference events will be held in Croke Park itself; the only exceptions are lunch (which will be provided locally as part of the registration cost), evening meals and entertainment (which will likely be in the city centre) and a special night event which will be in Clarendon Street Carmelite Church. All those areas are easily accessible through public transport.

What about food?

Your registration includes a seriously good lunch each day. At certain points throughout the day there will be tea and coffee and snacks available for purchase from Croke Park vendors right there in our suite. Breakfast and dinner in the evenings will be for each person to arrange themselves.

What about parking?

Free parking is available for conference participants in Croke Park itself. An attendant will be there at the stadium’s car park entrance to direct you. From the car park the way to the Hogan Mezzanine will be clearly signposted and volunteers will be available there to assist you.

Is Dublin safe?

Dublin is a big, modern city. So, as can be found elsewhere, Dublin has its share of antisocial behaviour and problems. However, with some good common sense and following some guidelines you will be able to enjoy the distinctive beauty of Dublin’s city centre and Drumcondra area.

Guidelines:

  1. Research the place and area you choose for accommodation.
  2. When out in the city stay with your group of friends, particularly at night.
  3. Use the main pedestrian paths to and from events in the city centre, only explore areas you know to be safe.
  4. Have your mobile with you and charged and make sure you have all the important information: the address of your hotel, the nearest luas stop, phone numbers for your friends, etc.
  5. Be mindful of your purses, mobiles, backpacks, etc. Don’t leave them lying around.

When does the conference start/finish?

Registration opens at 9am on Thursday July 13. We encourage you to get there as close to that time as you can because the conference begins with a band with Curtis Martin at 10 sharp.

The conference will finish Saturday evening at 7pm.

What date do I have until to decide to come or not?

The conference has a strictly limited number of places (250). Those will fill up very quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as you can to guarantee your place. Registration opens at 3pm on Friday, May 5.

What is the age range?

Adults aged of 18+ are welcome to register. For those participants with children under the age of 18 the Summit ‘17 insists that those children are accompanied by their parent/legal guardian at all times.