Quiet Spaces

For Prayer & Reflection

Key Places to visit

Explore Our Beautiful Gardens

The peaceful atmosphere of Knock Shrine is enhanced by over 100 acres of beautifully landscaped, mature grounds and gardens

Soothe Your Spirit, Calm Your Soul


Step away for a while from the busy schedule of daily life and  take some time for peace and calm. As you wander through meandering pathways,  fragrant flower beds and manicured lawns often lead to quiet spaces  in which to sit, to reflect and to pray in the presence of God.  With each changing season, as the light and shade change, spectacular colour palettes are revealed and offer the opportunity to contemplate the wonder of God’s creation.


Trees of Remembrance


Many trees have been planted around the Shrine grounds and gardens to mark a special occasion or for individuals who have a special association with Knock.



Monsignor Joseph Quinn, P.P., Knock Shrine, 2002-2011

A Beech Tree was planted to remember Monsignor Joseph Quinn, P. P., Knock. This tree was planted to mark his first year as Parish Priest at Knock.

Father Joe Taaffe

A Yew tree was planted to remember the late Fr. Joe Taaffe, originally from Eden in Knock, Fr. Taaffe became the Spiritual Director of the Irish Welfare and Information Centre in Birmingham. He ministered in Birmingham for and became renowned for his work with underprivileged Irish emigrants.

Witness to Hope Tree

100 Masses for the Holy Souls, FR. Richard Gibbons, Rector, Knock Shrine
An Oak tree was planted as a reminder of this wonderful initiative, which commemorates the 100 Masses offered by Archdeacon Cavanagh in 1879. One Mass was offered by Fr. Richard each day from 14th May-21st August 2014.

Rose Garden

In May 2011, one hundred roses were planted to mark what would have been the 100th birthday of Monsignor Horan, known as ‘The Builder of Knock’.