Bridgie’s Travels Wed 27th

The Pope’s Cross

Hello everyone!

I had a picnic at one of my absolute favourite places in the whole world today – The Pope’s Cross.

It took me a long time to walk there so I was pretty tired by the time I sat down on the bench with my ham sambos, bottle of juice and of course my favourite…..a tasty donut! I actually fell asleep on the bench after my lunch for a while!

I enjoy rolling down the hills at the Pope’s cross and I love to see the Dublin mountains in the distance. It’s always bustling with people out and about enjoying the fresh air.

Did you know that the Pope’s Cross is made of steel and it is over 35 metres tall. It took the builders a long time to erect because it is so windy there. Have you noticed how windy it is there?!

It was built over 40 years ago for the visit of the Pope to Ireland in 1979. He said mass in the phoenix Park and over 1 million people attended !! 

Do you like to visit the Pope’s Cross?

What 5 things would you see if you are standing beside the Pope’s Cross?