Youth 2000 says… “Our summer festival has been the high point of our calendar over the last few years. Since 2002 Knock has been our venue for this inspiring event. It has grown steadily every year to a point where about 1,000 young people attended last summer. This year we have decided to hold the festival in Clonmacnois, Co Offaly. Clonmacnois is a place that made a deep impression on John Paul II when he visited in 1979 and is one that Youth 2000 has grown an affinity for over the last number of years. Youth Festival ClonmacnoisThis is a donation-only festival where young people will be treated to daily mass, Eucharistic adoration, inspiring talks, lively music, multi-media presentation, confessions and a healing service as well as great opportunities and share a living faith in Jesus that leads them into more active participation in the life of the church. A network of free buses will be arranged by us thought the county to bring youth to the event. All food is provided and accommodation will be in marquees and tents”.