Event Calendar


Knock Shrine has a vibrant and varied calendar of events offering concerts, spiritual retreats, workshops, pilgrimages and themed days in addition to daily Masses and Ceremonies


Messiah Concert at Knock Shrine













Important Notice: We are currently working to improve the experience
of pilgrims and visitors at Knock.

Please note that the Parish Church and Apparition Chapel will remain closed until May 2018 due to refurbishment works. Please note that all services, including daily Mass and Confessions will continue to to take place as normal. Masses will take place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Basilica. Thank you for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience caused. View Daily Mass Times




Pilgrimage Season 2018

Programme of Masses & Ceremonies 2018

Pilgrimage Season:
Sunday 6 May – Sunday 14 October 2018 

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

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

Download a pdf version Pilgrimage List 2018












World Meeting of Families 2018


WMOF 2018 logo

The World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin from the 21st- 26th August 2018.

We have a dedicated news section where you find out more about this major international event.

Find out more…


Family Events at Knock! Knock Shrine is a place of welcome for families and young people. Find out more about the upcoming events for families taking place throughout 2018 Family Centre Events 2018





Counselling Centre Spring-Summer Events

The Counselling Centre at Knock Shrine has developed a new programme of events for the spring-summer.

The programme offers a varied mix of workshops and information evenings offering help and support parents and individuals. View Programme here.


Next Upcoming Event: ‘Cyber Bullying & Internet Safety’ Workshop for Parents. Taking place Mon 23 & Tues 24 April from 7-9pm. Find out more.

The Counselling Centre also runs a ‘Drop-In’ Listening service which is open to anyone who wishes to talk in confidentiality. The Counselling Centre is currently seeking volunteers for the drop-in service. To find out how you can help or to register your interest, contact the Counselling Centre on (094) 93 35032 or email counsellingteam@knockshrine.ie



Donal Walsh LiveLife 20185th Anniversary of Donal Walsh

Friday 11th May

This year marks the 5th Anniversary of Donal Walsh the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives, with his powerful message live life! We are planning a special day on May 11th for all TY’s and 5th Year students to celebrate his life and his message. The day will offer a variety of events for students, followed by a very special Mass in the Basilica at 1.30pm. The day promises to be an inspiring experience and a chance for students to come together from all over Ireland and reflect on what it means to Live Life!!

Speakers include Ian McKinley, Fr. Philip Mulryne who played with Manchester United before he became a priest, and Fr. Dermot Donnelly brother of Declan Donnelly of Ant & Dec. It is set to be a great day that we hope you will be part of.

Schools planning to attend can download the programme for  the day here: Donal Walsh Anniversary Mass – Programme for Schools

Find out more on the Donal Walsh #LiveLife campaign on social media or visit the dedicated website here. 


Faith Renewal Spring-Summer Events

‘Quiet Days for Busy People’ Day Retreat

Saturday 28th April

Theme: ‘New Life’

As we look around us we can see how winter has given way to spring, how what looked like death is now bursting with new life. The whole of creation reveals God to us, we just need to slow down and become aware of his presence with us.

This retreat is open to all and newcomers are always welcome.

Facilitators: Knock Shrine Prayer Guides
Location: Prayer Guidance Centre, Knock Shrine
Time: 11am -3pm
Cost: €30 Includes lunch at Knock House Hotel


Scripture Summer School
13-16 June

Facilitated by Fr Kieran O’Mahoney, Jessie Rogers and Sean Goan.
Listen to what scripture is saying to the churches! As hearers of the Word, we explore the Word of God with open hearts, open minds and open lives. 

The first 2 dates (13th & 14th) will be offered to the clergy and final 2 dates (15th & 16th) are open to all. The focus will be on St Mark’s Gospel.
Location: Prayer Guidance Centre
Cost: €100 per two days (Accommodation packages available from Knock House Hotel, P: (094) 93 88088 E: info@knockhousehotel.ie)
View the full programme at www.knockshirne.ie/event-calendar


Jesuit Week / Week of Ignatian Spirituality
23-31 July

Your Life, Your Story, Your Pathway to God
Facilitated by Eddie Cosgrove SJ, Terry Howard SJ and Dermot Mansfield SJ
God takes an interest in each one of us, in every life – a personal interest in the ordinary daily realities and in our deepest longings. Each of us has a story to tell and in that story God is present, calling us to listen and learn. Prayer is about listening as well as speaking. It doesn’t do away with the struggles of life, but it helps us to see that the One who created us wants to guide us and to give us courage and a sense of peace. This is what the Jesuit way of prayer is all about.

See further details on: www.knockshirne.ie/event-calendar



Youth Events- Summer Camps

Summer Fun at the HUB (Hear, Understand, Believe)

Throughout June, July and August, the Youth Ministry at Knock Shrine run The HUB which provides a place for children (5 years and over) and teens to spend time at the Shrine. The HUB is open weekly from Wednesday- Sunday and offers a drop-in centre and a kids club as well as a number of great activities, fun events and summer camps. It is a colourful, fun, safe place for young people to learn more about their faith in a fun and relaxed way.


The Michaela Summer Camp for Girls
July 16th-20th
Age: 11-13           Cost: €60
The Michaela Foundation Summer Camp brings magic into the lives of young girls throughout the country. The summer camp offers 11-13 year-old girls the opportunity to take part in a wide range of inspiring and entertaining activities, all taught by highly-experienced experts in a fun and supportive environment. For more information visit: michaelafoundation.com/summer-camps


Knock Youth Summer Camp
July 2nd-6th
Aug 13th-17th

Age: 7-11        Cost: €30 per child

This year we have 2 weeks of camp to choose from! The camps run from 10am – 2pm and each day is packed full of fun activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, treasure hunt, etc. 
For more information contact the Youth Ministry, Knock Shrine
T: 094 93 88100 / 087 6927850
E: knockyouthministry@yahoo.ie


Family Day
Sunday 19th August

A Day of Celebration & Activities for Families

Mark your diary for a special day at Knock Shrine to celebrate all things family. Come to enjoy a day full of music, dance, art & craft, games, fun workshops and much more for all ages. The events are open to all and there is no charge to attend.

The activities will take place in various locations throughout the grounds.


Weekly Events

Bereavement Support Group meeting takes place each Wednesday at 11am in the Family Centre, Knock Shrine. More information here



Monthly Events

Public Mini-Vigils take place on the first Friday of the month from May – December
Confessions: 8pm-9pm; Vigil from 9pm until Midnight in the Basilica. See the full list of dates here: Vigils 2018

Traditional Latin Mass  takes  place at 5.30pm on the second Sunday of each month place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.



2018 Pilgrimage Calendar


The next pilgrimage season will take place from Sunday 29th April– Sunday 14th October 2018
Please check this calendar regularly as pilgrimage dates are subject to change. Click on a date to see more details

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