Heavenly bobble heads and caricatures among items being shilled ahead of Pope Francis' Dublin visit

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Heavenly bobble heads and caricatures among items being shilled ahead of Pope Francis' Dublin visit
Heavenly bobble heads and caricatures among items being shilled ahead of Pope Francis' Dublin visit

Retailers continue to cash in ahead of Pope Francis’ visit here next month.

Heavenly bobble heads and caricatures are among the Popeular items for sale and are sure to be snapped up by super fans of the pontiff.

A caricature of Pope Francis by the artist Ray Sherlock is hung in the Balla Ban gallery in Dublin, as Ireland prepares to welcome him next month, the first papal visit to Ireland since 1979 (Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Lollipops with the Pope’s face were sold earlier this month and caused a bit of a stir.

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The novelty items will be quick to sell so you better say a prayer that you get them in time for the big visit.

A Pope Francis bobble head figure which The Balla Ban Gallery in Dublin is giving away free with every artwork, as Ireland prepares to welcome him next month, the first papal visit to Ireland since 1979 (Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

It will be the first time the Pope appears in Ireland since Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1979.

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Over 500,000 people are expected to flock to Phoenix Park on the day of the Final Mass, with a swathe of popular musical acts scheduled to perform at the ceremony.

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Daniel O’Donnell, Nathan Carter, The Begley Family, Riverdance, The Priests, Deaftones and Moya Brennan will all take the stage at Croke Park on 25 August.

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Source: Celebrity News Ireland