Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit Opening Hours page.

Find out about our Mass & Confession Times here.


Please visit our Getting here page.

You can view the full list of pilgrimage for 2023 here.


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

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 also light a candle online


Main Mass Card Office (opposite Parish Church):

Open 9am to 4.45pm daily


North Car Park Mass Office:

Open 10am – 5.45pm


An online service is available at


Groups wishing to celebrate a private Mass can do so in the Apparition Chapel. Please note this must be booked in advance. Enquiries can be sent to:

Groups are also 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.

Please see our MAP OF GROUNDS for location of Toilets

The complimentary shuttle service is available daily at Knock Shrine to assist people who have limited mobility or difficulty walking.

The shuttle is available upon request, just ask at any of our offices or check with  member of staff.

Wheelchairs are also 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 is on the grounds of Knock Shrine, located next to the award-winning Knock Museum.

Café Le Chéile is open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm.
During teh National Novena from 14 – 22 August, the Cafe will be open daily.

Enquiries can be made by phoning (094) 93 75350.

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.

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 2023 National Novena will take place from 14th – 22nd August inclusive.

You can find more details on Retreats page.

Please contact:

Mr. John Hynes
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.