Donegal artists to feature strongly in Papal concert

Daniel O'Donnell and Máire Brennan among performers for Croke Park concert

Matt Britton


Matt Britton


Donegal artists to feature strongly in Papal concert

Donegal performers are to be among the top class performers who will take part in a concert which will be held in Croke Park in honour of Pope Francis when he visits the country this August. 

Two thousand performers will take to the stage during the Pope's 36-hour visit. 

International singing stars Daniel O'Donnell and Maire Brennan will be among the stars that perform for the Pope during the concert.

Riverdance, which also shares strong affiliations with the county, will also take to the stage.  

Pope Francis will be Ireland for less than 36 hours during his two-day visit on 25-26 August and he will attend a large concert in Croke Park called the Festival of Families on his first day.

Other acts who will perform as part of the show include: Nathan Carter, Dana Masters, The Begley Family, The Priests and the Deaftones.

Around 77,000 thousand people will be inside Croke Park during the event with organisers saying that Pope Francis will deliver an address before he departs the stadium.

The show will also hear the testimonies of five families from different parts of the world, Ireland, Canada, India, Iraq and Africa.