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“holy water”(52 reviews)
“old church”(22 reviews)
“peaceful place”(19 reviews)
N17 | Midway between Galway and Sligo, Knock, Ireland
+353 94 938 8100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful grounds, flowers and a very peaceful place, clean, and serene, the history is well shown and the whole place has a calming effect

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank merseysidewanderer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As I approached the shrine, I felt excited. I was approaching where a miracle apparition had taken place. You can pray at the shrine, touch an original portion of the original church. The stations of the cross are wonderful. It is a must pilgrimage while...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

One of the most peaceful and spiritual experiences we have visited in my life!!! The Apparition Chapel and Reconciliation Chapel along with the Basilica are filled with the Holy Spirit and many souls of prayer!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Visited knock in january ,To be honest diaappointed ,over rated over priced, talk about rip/ off Ireland this place has it in abundance , Now the churches are all beautiful, but the people selling there rubbish in the shops.should go to confession every week, The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Glossalth
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

The Shrine , basilica and grounds are a beautiful tranquil place, where you can think and clear your head in peace, however, leave the grounds and your are faced with shops selling over-priced tat looking to exploit the sick and vulnerable. Millions were spent on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Mystical heart of Ireland. Beautiful complex of the Apparition chapel, Basilica containing wonderful mosaic of the Apparition, original parish church,Museum, underground chapel of Reconciliation,Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. A peaceful prayerful and wonderful place. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Irish I
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Very well maintained grounds and comfortable churches. There’s a notice saying you can get an audio guide but doesn’t say where. Some things could be improved like the cards describing the display of two Popes’ gifts to Knock should be in bigger print. The museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael F
Reviewed 5 December 2018

If you want to understand why the Blessed Mother is so revered in Ireland, visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. This beautiful site includes a huge basilica that was dedicated by Pope John Paul II and a small chapel where the Blessed Mother...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom H
Reviewed 3 December 2018

My friends who had lived in Ireland for many years had told me that a visit to the Shrine was a must. During my tour, my group made an unexpected detour and stopped at the Shrine. I was thrilled! It was late in the day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank floridadawn
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

The site of where the apparition appeared sent chills down my spine. Beautiful surroundings and a constant calm embraces the area. A definite place for peace, and to ask for a bit of guidance.

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 October 2018|
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Response from josephine545 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is nice to stop at Knock and then continue a trip to another spot. We went to Galway after.
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25 July 2018|
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Response from Troonie1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an on-site cafe as well as numerous eateries nearby
30 October 2017|
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Response from Our Lady's S | Property representative |
Hi Jackie, yes the Shrine is open all year, however the Parish Church and Apparition Chapel are closed for refurbishments. Masses and other services will continue as normal during this time. You can view Mass times and... More