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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

N17 | Midway between Galway and Sligo, Knock, Ireland
+353 94 938 8100
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Pilgrimage to Knock

Our group was on a pilgrimage to Ireland and this shrine was an important stop. The statues in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
A Place to sit down or stroll around and pray

For believers Knock Shrine would be the place for meditation, prayer, or finding answers. For... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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N17 | Midway between Galway and Sligo, Knock, Ireland
+353 94 938 8100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our group was on a pilgrimage to Ireland and this shrine was an important stop. The statues in the Apparition Chapel depict, as close as humanly possible, the vision witnessed by fifteen people in 1879. The mosaic of the visionary event in the Basilica is...More

Thank mharri15132
Reviewed 5 days ago

For believers Knock Shrine would be the place for meditation, prayer, or finding answers. For non-believers (or other religions) Knock Basilica is an excellent example of a modern, sacral architecture, which sidetracks from traditionalism, darkness, stone and stain glass.

Thank titek76
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely and peaceful sacred place. The Prayer Guidance Center offers daily guided meditations on scripture led by nuns, and it was meaningful to participate in that at the shrine. Mass at the old parish church which is located on the same campus...More

Thank MDavisT2414
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Knock Shrine as a traveller passing through and since it had been years since I was previously there I wanted to just stop and say a prayer or two. It just happened that on 10 June when I visited there was a National...More

Thank Dannydal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a stop at the Knock Shrine/basilica when traveling between Sligo and Galway. I was not familiar with the significance of Knock until reading about it just before leaving Sligo, where I learned the apparition story. Not being catholic, this area didn't really hold...More

Thank surfercharlie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a lifelong Catholic, I was unaware of this apparition. This is a beautiful basilica and church grounds. There are several daily masses if you time it right and have the time. Plenty of restrooms as well- 28 women stalls! Stop here if you have...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Galway and we hadn't given this place a thought. Even as we passed the road sign with the church symbol on it saying it was a kilometre away we weren't inspired but once we saw the huge church spire...More

Thank Newryoneisback
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning shrine along our way to Derry. Plenty of restrooms too. The shops are plentiful and offer a great selection of gifts

Thank ebur104075
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Great free car parking, excellent book shop, access to toilets and the shrine and the story is amazing. We attended the church for a wedding and loved the history and the pilgrimage to the shrine. We worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank jch0
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We visited here on our recent CIE Tour of Ireland. The church where they saw the vision of Mary long ago has been redone plus they built a huge church on the site to accommodate the pilgrims who come here yearly for healing & blessings....More

Thank dranke
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Lester A
How do I get there from Dublin City Centre? I will be traveling with two seniors.
22 January 2017|
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Response from 20suzanner | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, I imagine that your two senior travelers will have travel passes. This makes everything so much easier. I would be inclined to take a train from Houston Station to Claremorris. A taxi from there would bring you... More
Pat K
Hello I hope to visit the Shrine very shortly. So I havnt done much research yet how far is the airport away from the shrine and where is the nearest town to get a hotel in please.
21 September 2016|
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Response from Redsionnach | Reviewed this property |
There's a hotel in Knock itself (not child friendly). Otherwise Claremorris (12 minutes). The airport is about 20km from Knock.
Does the number 64 bus stop nearby ?
18 April 2016|
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Response from Nood408 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the No 64 Bus Eireann Bus stops in the Main Street in Knock Village beside the Shrine. Pat.