Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit Opening Hours page.

Find out about our Mass & Confession Times here.


Please visit our Getting here page.

If you would like to find out more about upcoming events and pilgrimages, please visit the Calendar section of this site where you can see the full calendar year events.

Please note that due to current restrictions, pilgrimages for 2021 will be celebrated online until further notice.

There is 18 outdoor Holy Water Fonts located in front of the Apparition Chapel. Pilgrims are welcome to bring their own containers to fill.

Please note that the fonts at each of the churches are empty at present, due to current restrictions.

Please see our MAP OF GROUNDS for location of Holy Water Fonts

The outdoor candelabra is located at the parish church and is open daily from 9am to 7pm. Candles may also be lit in the  Knock Basilica and Knock Parish Church.

You may light a candle online


The Mass card office is  open from 9am to 5pm daily.

Cards can be purchased online from Mass Enrolment page.

It is not possible to facilitate private Mass for groups visiting the Shrine at present.

Groups are welcome to attend any of the public Masses that take place each day. See daily Mass times here.

Knock Book Shop is open daily from 9am to 5pm.


To purchase books and gifts online, visit our Online shop.

Public toilets located within the Shrine Grounds,  with Wheelchair Access and Baby Changing Facilities,  are open daily from 10am to 7pm daily.

Please see our MAP OF GROUNDS for location of Toilets

Please note that due to current restrictions, the mobile shuttle service is not available at present. 

Wheelchairs are available on request. Please enquire from any of our stewards on the grounds or at the Security office located at St. John’s Rest & Care centre.

Café le Chéile will be closed during Christmas 2021 (effective from Saturday 18th December), to reopen at a later date in 2022 to be confirmed.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


The staff at Knock Museum would be delighted to assist you in planning your visit. Please visit the Museum section of the website.

Knock Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free for 2021.

The Staff at Knock Shrine will be delighted to assist pilgrimage organisers and promoters in arranging and planning their pilgrimages. New groups are always welcome and will be given full assistance in putting their plans together. Please contact the Knock Shrine Office for further information.

Knock Shrine Office,
Co. Mayo
T: 094-9388100

The 2022 National Novena will take place from 14th – 22nd August inclusive.

You can find more details on Retreats page.

Please contact:

Mr. John Hynes

President, Cáirde Mhuire
T: (087) 6891422

Knock Shrine depends upon the generosity of our Friends, Parishioners and Patrons. It is through your generous donations that we hope to preserve this special Shrine for future generations of pilgrims. If you would like to make an online donation, please visit the Donations section of this site where you can choose to give a one-off donation or set up a regular gift.

Pilgrims visiting Knock can place a petition in any of the petition boxes located around in any of the churches in the Shrine. Petitions can also be submitted online by visiting the Place a Petition section of the site.

Please access our Counselling page.

Please contact the Communications office by email at or by telephone at (094) 93 75 355.

Please visit our Media Enquiries page.