“ People are searching for ways to reach out to God and to connect with him. Knock Shrine can facilitate people in that search and offers many opportunities for worship and prayer, for stillness and peace in our souls – all so necessary in our busy and sometimes hectic world. ”
Pilgrimage at Knock is regarded as a personal experience and pilgrims are invited to explore this holy place at their own pace and not feel obliged to follow a set path or order.
Here are some of the sacred traditions you may like to take part in during your pilgrimage..
The Pilgrimage Season will run from 28 April to 13 October 2019
Masses will take place daily in the Parish Church & Basilica, the full programme of ceremonies will be available shortly. If you are travelling with a group and would like to celebrate a private Mass, we are happy to accommodate your group in the Apparition Chapel. Private Masses must be requested in advance. Find out more on our Visit page.
Please note that all services, including Confessions, Anointing of the Sick, Prayer Guidance as well as the Museum and Bookshop are available daily throughout the pilgrimage season.
Organised Pilgrimages take place every weekend at Knock Shrine. See the full list of organised pilgrimages for 2019 here : Pilgrimage List 2019
Pilgrimage Season Masses & Ceremonies
If you are planning a visit to Knock, please see the Visit section for information on Mobility Assistance, Opening Hours, Guided Tours, Knock Museum, Bookshop, Accommodation or to view a Map of Knock Shrine Grounds
Please see the Event Calendar page for full listing of upcoming events.
**Transport Notice: A minibus service runs from Claremorris Train Station to Knock.
Departs Claremorris Train Station: 10.15am & 3.15pm
Departs Knock to Claremorris Train Station: 1pm & 5.45pm
Departs Claremorris Train Station: 10.45 & 4.20pm
Departs Knock to Claremorris Train Station: 1pm & 5.30pm
For further assistance in planning your journey to Knock, visit The Journey Planner website
Pilgrimage; Meaning & Tradition
There are many customs and traditions observed in Knock. Many pilgrims like to get Holy Water from Knock to bring home or pass on to a loved-one. Pilgrims also pray the Stations of the Cross, enroll themselves or a loved one in the Knock Shrine Friends Association, attend Confessions or simply taking a few moments for contemplative prayer in Knock Shrine. If you would like to visit Knock or to come to pray as a pilgrim, we would be delighted to assist you in planning your day. Please see the Visit section of our website to learn more. If you would like to see Mass and Confession times please see the Masses section of our site.