Key Places to Visit
The Knock Shrine Annuals were published by the Knock Shrine Society from 1938 until 2013, finishing with a special edition in 2015 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Society’s foundation. ...
Posted on: 18 August 2023
Knock Museum is 50! Knock Museum first opened its doors to the public on August 1st, 1973, and to mark the occasion, the museum will be ...
Posted on: 28 July 2023
‘People for Others’ A portrait exhibition of people who make the world a better place for others. We are delighted to announce the official opening of an ...
Posted on: 19 June 2023
Knock Museum is an ideal starting point for your visit to Knock Shrine and a delightful experience for visitors of any age. Here you will discover the unique and fascinating story of Knock – covering 140 years of history – and find out why more than 1 million people make the journey to Knock Shrine each year. Knock Museum is accredited to the Museum Standards Programme of Ireland.
This stunning three dimensional model depicts Knock village exactly as it was on the 21st of August 1879, the evening of the Apparition. The village recreation is filled with wonderful miniature details. It offers a fascinating insight into village life in Knock and into the historical and social context of the Knock Apparition.
This exhibition features a collection of portraits by the artist, honouring twenty-two people who have founded or who run charitable foundations. The exhibition includes, among others, portraits of Sr. Consilio, Bro. Kevin Crowley, Fr. Peter McVerry, Neil Johnson, Joan Freeman, Fr. Shay Cullen, Trish Scanlon, St. Stan Kennedy, John Pridmore, Christina Noble, Austin O Carroll, Alice Leahy, Mary Nally, Milo McCarthy, Steve Collins, Patricia Friel, Fr. Lawrence Schroedel, and Antoinette Moynihan. Among the twenty-two charities featured are Mary’s Meals Ireland, Pieta House, Cork Penny Dinners and the Cenacolo Community based in Knock Parish.
The exhibition will run from June 30th to November 30th 2023.
The Knock Shrine annuals were published by the Knock Shrine Society from 1938 until 2013, finishing with a special edition in 2015 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Society’s foundation. Founded to further the cause of Knock Shrine, in its third year of existence the Knock Shrine Society began publishing an annual journal, first titled Iris Leabhar Chnuic Mhuire and later becoming the Knock Shrine Annual.
The aim of the annual was to record all major aspects of Knock Shrine’s history on a yearly basis including programme of ceremonies and devotions, favours attributed to Our Lady of Knock, information for pilgrims and pilgrimage organisers, homilies, prayers, articles and photographs.
The collection has now been digitised to make it accessible online for devotional and historical research and reading. This project was supported by the Heritage Council in the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2023.
Café Le Chéile is an ideal place for visitors to pause and enjoy a range of delicious meals and snacks while taking in the beautiful views and gardens at Knock Shrine. ‘Le Chéile’ is the Irish term for ‘together’ and ‘Café Le Chéile’ is a perfect meeting place for people to come together and enjoy delicious freshly-prepared food.
Café Le Chéile is located at the award winning Knock Museum, with ample car parking available in the Museum car park.
10am – 4pm Tuesday – Sunday
T: 094 93 75350
Knock Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm and is delighted to offer free admission to all visitors.