August is a busy month in Ireland and most of the countries. Many people decide to take their holidays during this month and the airports, train stations and motorways get busier than usual. In some countries it’s also the last month of warm temperatures and mild weather. Needless to say, it’s the month before students go back to school.
In Ireland this month of August is also marked by the visit of Pope Francis on August 25th for the World Meeting of Families. In preparation for the visit, Mayo County Council have published a document in the spirit of the visit with the 10 Commandments of Road Safety. Before getting into the actual commandments, let’s find out a bit more about this event.
Who is Pope Francis?
Pope Francis was elected in 2013 as the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. His given name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio and he is based in Vatican City. He’s 81 and he is the first South American and Jesuit to become pope Since his election, he has enjoyed high popularity ratings worldwide due to his humble style, common touch and emphasis on compassion and social justice.
When is the Pope coming to Ireland?
Pope Francis will touch down at Dublin Airport at 10:30am on Saturday, August 25th. He is coming to Ireland to celebrate the World Meeting of Families.
What is the World Meeting of Families?
It’s a Catholic church celebration of the role of the family, held in cities around the world every three years. Around 70,000 people are expected at a two-hour Croke Park concert, which has a star-studded line-up including Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Daniel O’Donnell, Nathan Carter, Paddy Moloney, Riverdance, Dana Masters, Celine Byrne, Moya Brennan, The Begley Family and The Priests.
Is there going to be any transport disruption in Dublin?
Yes, there is going to be a security ring around the city on Sunday. The “controlled access zone” will operate inside the M50 from 6am to 11pm and will involve diversions, road closures and other restrictions city-wide.
What are the suggested 10 Commandments of Road Safety?
In the image below you will find the 10 Commandments of Road Safety: