“ People are searching for ways to reach out to God and to connect with him. Knock Shrine can facilitate people in that search and offers many opportunities for worship and prayer, for stillness and peace in our souls – all so necessary in our busy and sometimes hectic world. ”


The next pilgrimage season will take place from Friday 4th May – Sunday 14th October 2018 

View or download the Pilgrimage List 2018

Every year, Knock Shrine welcomes pilgrims from all over the world. Pilgrimages take place from the last Sunday in April to the 2nd Sunday in October. If you would like to organise a pilgrimage to Knock, please get in touch.

***Important Notice: Knock Parish Church and Apparition Chapel will be closed until May 2018 due to refurbishment works taking place. Masses will take place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and the Basilica. You can view times here.***

Thank you for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please note that all other services, including daily Masses and Confessions will continue as normal. If you are travelling with a group and would like to avail of a private Mass, we are happy to accommodate your group in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Find out more on our Visit page or contact Guided Tours who will help to organise your day at Knock Shrine: guidedtours@knockshrine.ie



Pilgrimage Season Masses & Ceremonies

If you are planning a visit to Knock, please see the Visit section for information on Mobility Assistance, Opening Hours, Guided Tours, Knock Museum, Bookshop, Accommodation or to view a Map of Knock Shrine Grounds

Please see the Event Calendar page for full listing of upcoming events or view the calendar below to see pilgrimage dates for 2018.

**Transport Notice: A minibus service runs from Claremorris Train Station to Knock.

Departs Claremorris Train Station: 10.15am & 3.15pm
Departs Knock to Claremorris Train Station: 1pm & 5.45pm

Departs Claremorris Train Station: 10.45 & 4.20pm
Departs Knock to Claremorris Train Station: 1pm & 5.30pm


For further assistance in planning your journey to Knock, visit The Journey Planner website


Pilgrimage; Meaning & Tradition

PilgrimageThere are many customs and traditions observed in Knock. Many pilgrims like to get Holy Water from Knock to bring home or pass on to a loved-one. Pilgrims also pray the Stations of the Cross, enroll themselves or a loved one in the Knock Shrine Friends Association, attend Confessions or simply taking a few moments for contemplative prayer in Knock Shrine. If you would like to visit Knock or to come to pray as a pilgrim, we would be delighted to assist you in planning your dayPlease see the Visit section of our website to learn more. If you would like to see Mass and Confession times please see the Masses section of our site. 


2018 Pilgrimage Calendar

Please check this calendar regularly as pilgrimage dates are subject to change. Click on a date to see more details.

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