Donal Walsh Day on Thursday, May 11th 2023

Donal Walsh Day  – Thursday, May 11th 2023

The Donal Walsh #LiveLife Foundation will hold their annual day to mark the 9th anniversary of the passing of Donal Walsh at Knock Shrine on Thursday, May 11th 2023.

Donal Walsh is the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives when he came to prominence through his writings and subsequent appearance on Brendan O’Connor’s ‘The Saturday Night Show’. Donal fundraised tirelessly while battling cancer. His family set up the foundation to promote his anti-suicide #Livelife message.

In order to facilitate the Donal Walsh Day, please note that the public Masses at 12 noon and 3pm will be take place in the Parish Church.
We expect over 2,000 students to attend this special day in memory of the late Donal Walsh whose legacy continues to shine and inspire.



This year’s guest speakers are:

Aidan O’ Mahony

Lorna Gold

Fr. John Harris

Fr. Leonard Maloney, SJ


We look forward to welcoming the thousands of Transition Year and 5th year students who will journey to Knock Shrine to celebrate this special day.

Booking is essential – contact youthministry@knockshrine to secure your school’s attendance.