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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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I visited the shrine with my tour group. It was a wonderful experience and I am thrilled to have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Peaceful and Beautiful

I was pleasantly surprised by the expansive grounds and beautiful Basilica. We attended Mass at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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N17 | Midway between Galway and Sligo, Knock, Ireland
+353 94 938 8100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the shrine with my tour group. It was a wonderful experience and I am thrilled to have visited the shrine. The actual shrine of Our Lady is beautiful. However, there are amazing Stations of the Cross as well as statues around the grounds....More

Thank Mur40
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the expansive grounds and beautiful Basilica. We attended Mass at the sanctuary (not the Basilica) because the 9:00 a.m. time suited our travel plans better but I suggest Mass in the Basilica if possible. The apparition statues are very moving...More

Thank VirginiaTX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knock is pretty impressive. It is a shrine commemorating the apparition that took place there in 1879. Having read of the solitude and peaceful site it is, I was a bit disappointed. Perhaps it was the time that we visited, or the fact that there...More

Thank Life-travelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrine at Knock is very easy to get around on foot as the grounds are reasonably level. All areas are easily found. The shrine itself is well protected from the elements being in a glass building. The basilica is large and modern all areas...More

Thank 1shep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely peaceful place. Just to be able to go around at your own pace with your own thoughts was lovely. Spent some time in the Church and in the Apparition Chapel.

Thank Geraldine W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit to Knock Shrine Beautiful as always . We just keep returning annually. Peaceful and spiritual . A very special place of prayer and meditation. Shops very overpriced which is a shame.

1  Thank Breige S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The basilica is completely refurbished, with a beautiful new mosaic centrepiece. It's very modern, but the design and layout is spectacular. I went to confession and mass and found the whole experience spiritually fulfilling.

1  Thank dtlibra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having stayed in Cong, we travelled up to Knock to the Shrine- the weather was expected bad for the day but it was actually ok. It was not that busy, so that made parking and accessibility even better. Suggest bringing bottles for holy water with...More

Thank CelRya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the basilica and apparition chapel will no doubt be of particular interest to catholic believers, but it was interesting to see what was there and what it was about. The two churches are set in very large grounds with nice gardens at the back, there...More

Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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

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Lester A
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
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.
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.