National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
4.5
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
About
Ireland's National Marian Shrine.Since the Apparition on the 21st of August 1879, pilgrims and visitors have been welcomed to Knock Shrine. We offer a peaceful, contemplative space in which to pray, to reflect and to reconnect.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Explorer61224628741
    Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knock rocks
    The art work is amazing and very detailed. It is an amazing place to visit. It is a beautiful place to visit. It is one of the most famous places on the planet because our lady the mother of Jesus Mary appeared here It is a beautiful place to go to would definitely recommend
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Mikewinburn
    New York City, New York81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Serene Moment to Enjoy
    We stopped in to enjoy the serene and beautiful church and explore the history behind the appearance of the Virgin Mary at this site. The church property was expansive. I expected a small stave church or something, but found it to be ultra modern and quite impressive. The conversation of the grounds was immaculate. There was a service in session, though we were still allowed to enter to view the shrine. (They must be accustomed to this , as this is not the case for most churches we’ve visited. Tourists are usually not allowed in during the worship service.) They also had a gift store on site that was well stocked with books, clothes, and Knick-knacks. I dont think one needs to be a religious person to stop in and enjoy the grounds, but if you are a spiritual person, you will sense you are in a place of peace during your visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Adrienne C
    21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful place to visit
    The basilica is beautiful as is the Old Church. There are lots of other buildings like the Blessed Sacrament Chapel etc. Many of the other buildings such as the museum etc were closed over the Christmas period. Knock is a beautiful place and for Roman Catholics a very interesting place to visit. One can see the site of the apparition in the late 1800's which is now a chapel. It is a nice place to go and reflect. However, the whole of Knock shrine is commercialized but it is not as bad as Lourdes or the other shrines across Europe. Christmas services at the Basilica were really beautiful with the candle-lit altar and the fabulous soprano whose face I never saw. Her singing would lift anyone's spirits whether religious or not. The little village of Knock is a very friendly place with people greeting strangers all the time. A special thank you to the staff of Centra in Knock village without whose food I would not have survived. I supplemented my diet at the Knock House Hotel with bananas, crackers, hummus, vegan crisps and nuts from Centra as there was no vegan food in the hotel. One young man in Centra went out of his way to try and find me suitable food. A big thank you to all the staff of this small supermarket which has something for everyone.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 December 2023
  • Rourked
    77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful
    A beautiful serene place - spotless clean and peaceful. The grounds are picturesque. We grabbed a coffee in St Johns Centre and the staff were wonderful. There's a lovely gift shop that won't break the budget. We picked up some empty holy water bottles and were able to fill them up. We were lucky with the weather.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 March 2024
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Rourked
dublin77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A beautiful serene place - spotless clean and peaceful. The grounds are picturesque. We grabbed a coffee in St Johns Centre and the staff were wonderful. There's a lovely gift shop that won't break the budget. We picked up some empty holy water bottles and were able to fill them up. We were lucky with the weather.
Written 3 March 2024
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Adrienne C
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
The basilica is beautiful as is the Old Church. There are lots of other buildings like the Blessed Sacrament Chapel etc. Many of the other buildings such as the museum etc were closed over the Christmas period. Knock is a beautiful place and for Roman Catholics a very interesting place to visit. One can see the site of the apparition in the late 1800's which is now a chapel. It is a nice place to go and reflect. However, the whole of Knock shrine is commercialized but it is not as bad as Lourdes or the other shrines across Europe. Christmas services at the Basilica were really beautiful with the candle-lit altar and the fabulous soprano whose face I never saw. Her singing would lift anyone's spirits whether religious or not. The little village of Knock is a very friendly place with people greeting strangers all the time. A special thank you to the staff of Centra in Knock village without whose food I would not have survived. I supplemented my diet at the Knock House Hotel with bananas, crackers, hummus, vegan crisps and nuts from Centra as there was no vegan food in the hotel. One young man in Centra went out of his way to try and find me suitable food. A big thank you to all the staff of this small supermarket which has something for everyone.
Written 31 December 2023
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Mikewinburn
New York City, NY81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We stopped in to enjoy the serene and beautiful church and explore the history behind the appearance of the Virgin Mary at this site.

The church property was expansive. I expected a small stave church or something, but found it to be ultra modern and quite impressive.

The conversation of the grounds was immaculate.

There was a service in session, though we were still allowed to enter to view the shrine. (They must be accustomed to this , as this is not the case for most churches we’ve visited. Tourists are usually not allowed in during the worship service.)

They also had a gift store on site that was well stocked with books, clothes, and Knick-knacks.

I dont think one needs to be a religious person to stop in and enjoy the grounds, but if you are a spiritual person, you will sense you are in a place of peace during your visit.
Written 25 September 2023
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Explorer61224628741
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The art work is amazing and very detailed. It is an amazing place to visit. It is a beautiful place to visit. It is one of the most famous places on the planet because our lady the mother of Jesus Mary appeared here It is a beautiful place to go to would definitely recommend
Written 20 September 2023
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C.D.
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Best part of my trip! Visit the church, chapel, and gift shop! Even light a candle and have a Mass said for someone. This place was spectacular! A must see.
Written 6 July 2023
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This was just a short stop for our Insight coach tour as we drove from Galway to Derry. This popular pilgrimage site, located beside the roadway, and one that Pope John Paul II visited, encompasses acres with many buildings on it, but its 2 churches are the ones to focus on during a visit. The exterior wall of the old church was the location of the apparition in 1879 and, inside, the church had a painting of it. Attached to the old church was a new small chapel that had a replication of this apparition behind the altar done with figures sculpted in white - very showy and serene. But the best image of this apparition was inside the huge white church where a colorful mosaic of it covered one of its massive walls. Beside it was a another smaller mosaic gifted to the Ireland by Pope John Paul II.

I enoyed walking around the huge bedding displays filled with yellow, white, pink begonias, blue saliva, yellow snapdragons, not quite in their prime yet in mid-June. Next to them were several fountains offering "Holy Water".

The site has no entry fee. There is a giftshop and WC. We stayed about 1 hour.
Written 20 June 2023
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Marc N
Bartlesville, OK1,398 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Large expansive campus with chapel and a new building erected in conjunction with papal visit. Garden are with statuary
Written 15 May 2023
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timsnorm
Quito, Ecuador25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This was included in our tour, and I would not have probably stopped here. For Catholics it might be a big deal! The town is shabby with lots of trinkets on the street. Public bathrooms were unheated as well as the water. We did have a nice sandwich at the place across the street.

As I said, if you are Catholic and interested in this, it could be fabulous for you.
Written 19 April 2023
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Bison91
Gillette, NJ27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Having visited this shrine 25 years ago much has changed with the grounds though the character and focus on the miracle remain the same. A tour of the grounds is a must and I would guess late April into May must be the best for the gardens. There is some terrific history on site,. There is a nice little town next to the shrine with the usual gift chops and nice cafes. Be sure and bring home some holy water.
Written 8 April 2023
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happycouple090
Athlone, Ireland171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Very peaceful tranquil escape from everyday life beautiful grounds well kept attended mass in the old church Very calming place
Written 3 November 2022
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