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Apparition Witness Graves

The Knock Apparition witnesses were local people whose families have lived in the village of Knock for many generations. 10 of the witnesses are interred in their family plots in the old Knock graveyard which is located adjacent to Knock Shrine. Visitors are welcome to pay their respects at the graves, which are clearly marked on the large entrance sign to the graveyard and on directional signs to each individual grave.

You will also see the ruin of a pre-reformation Church in this graveyard which gave its name to the townland ‘Churchfield’ in which it stands.

The witnesses who are interred in Knock Graveyard  are:

Witness | Judy Campbell

Headstone Inscription | In loving memory of Judith Salmon nee Campbell, Knock died 10th February 1893, aged 36 years

Witness | Dominick Byrne (senior)

Headstone Inscription | O Lord have mercy on the soul of Thomas Byrne, who died on the 18th of December 1891 aged 42 years. Also his father Bryan Byrne who died on the 9th of December 1892 aged 84 years RIP. Erected by his father Bryan Byrne. (Father of Witness Dominick who died on 23rd March 1915)

Witnesses | Margaret Byrne (mother), daughter Margaret and son Dominick (junior)

Headstone Inscription | In loving memory of Margaret Byrne, Knock, died 4th March 1909. Her daughter Margaret, died 1st June 1880, aged 22 years. Her son Dominick, died 2nd Jan. 1895.

Witness | Bridget Trench

Headstone Inscription | In loving memory of Bridget Trench, Carrowmore, died 3oth Sept. 1886

Witness | Mary Byrne

Headstone Inscription | In loving memory of James O’Connell, J.P., Knock who died 20th May 1926 and his wife Mary (nee Byrne) died 19th Oct. 1936

Witness | Patrick Walsh

Headstone Inscription | Pray for the soul of Patrick Walsh (Ballinderris), who died 8th April 1928, aged 80 years. And his wife Mary J. Walsh died 15th June 1933 aged 78 yrs. (Son and daughter-in-law of Patrick Walsh, Witness, who died on 5th March 1889)

Witness | Patrick Byrne

Headstone Inscription | In loving memory of Patrick Byrne Carrowmore, died 29th April 1943.

Witness | Mrs. Hugh Flatley

Headstone Inscription | In loving memory of John T. Leetch Cloonlee died Aug. 14th 1927, his wife Bridget nee Flately died March 10th 1935. Their son John died May 5th 1969, Bridget Leetch Flatley died 21 August 1923. Erected by their daughter Delia Fallon.