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An amazing space

I should say that I am not a Roman Catholic so I visited with a certain trepidation, however I was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peter J
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Chichester, United Kingdom
An easy drive from Galway gives you a wonderful Shrine

I was on my way from Galway to Donnegal, and decided to stop at Our Lady of Knock Shrine. It was on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fencercat
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Hopewell, New Jersey
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N17 | Midway between Galway and Sligo, Knock, Ireland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Myself and 3 ladies went on pilgrimage to Knock Shrine for the mini Vigil on the First Friday in June, and spent the Sunday there also. We have been going to this holy shrine for the past 20 years, and really enjoy the spiritual experience....More

9  Thank marycodown
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 November 2011

Overall, the Shrine and its connected religious sites are a joy to behold. The goodwill ends there though and once in the village you will find a host of greedy traders waiting to take your euro's with a pile of cheap and tacky souvenirs and...More

8  Thank Geronimo92
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I should say that I am not a Roman Catholic so I visited with a certain trepidation, however I was impressed by the whole place, I was particularly impressed by the inside of the basilica which is an amazing space. The extension to the original...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on my way from Galway to Donnegal, and decided to stop at Our Lady of Knock Shrine. It was on the way by car, and only an hour from Galway. The shrine is lovely, and there is a walk-around setup of the miracles...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit! We only stayed for 2 hours, but could easily have doubled that. Very inspirational!

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Attended mass in the Basilica which is in an octagon around the altar. Lovely mass. The chapel where the apparition took place is in a separate building. Be sure to stop and see it.

1  Thank homemom777
Reviewed 6 October 2018

My wife and I stopped here for the afternoon while on our way north. Such a lovely place to visit. The grounds are well kept and Staff are so friendly. The gift shop is located at the back and there is also a very nice...More

1  Thank Carl T
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock on 9/26. It was an easy one hour drive from Galway. There is a large car park across from the parish church that I recommend all using as many visitors chose to park on the street...More

1  Thank JosephAIII
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Our group from the USA arrived excited to see the Shine. AFTER OUR TRIP WAS BOOKED AND PAID FOR the Shrine decided to close most of it. When we arrived one of the women even acted like it was no big deal. "God wants you...More

2  Thank Tonja C
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We did not get to visit the Basilica as Mass was being said. The apparition chapel is beautiful and a peaceful place for reflection. There are holy water fonts just outside so that you can fill your container with holy water. There is an old...More

2  Thank Toothsc
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Visied Knock on the occasion of Popes Pope Francis pilgrimage. While I have been here a number of times before I always experience the peaceful atmosphere of the Shrine as if it were for the very first time. The Shrine is a blend of modern...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Very modern and well maintained, everything felt very 'manicured' and big, Not what I expected. However, still an important place of worship, worth visiting,

1  Thank antHongKong
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mariaolgava
18 October 2018|
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Response from homemom777 | Reviewed this property |
It depends how your itinerary is laid out. It's probably about a 3 hr drive, 6 total. That might be a lot of driving in one day for one person. If you were staying in Galway that evening or heading toward the west coast of... More
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ColetteStewart
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
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JackieStevenage
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
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