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Visitors with special needs

The dedicated staff at Knock Shrine are happy to offer assistance to individuals or groups with limited mobility.


Wheelchairs can be requested at St. John’s Rest & Day Care Centre for use throughout the grounds.

Shuttle Service

There is also a free shuttle service operating throughout the Shrine grounds everyday throughout the pilgrimage season which can be requested at any of the buildings, just ask a member of staff. The shuttle can transport pilgrims around the grounds to the various churches, museum & cafe, confessional chapel and other points of interest.

Mobility Services

Knock Basilica has an area of seating at the front of each chapel for those using wheelchairs. Disabled toilets are available within the Shrine grounds in the main public toilets, at Knock Museum, St John Rest & Care Centre and in the Basilica.


Accommodation for Pilgrims with Special  Requirements

The Auberge at Knock is managed by the Order of Malta and offers accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Full or half board is available on request Wheelchairs and wheelchair raincovers are available. There are also some electric beds and a hoist if needed. A motor scooter can be hired by prior arrangement. Those interested in booking accommodation for the pilgrimage season can do so by visiting email: and telephone, on +353 (0) 87 3387410.