Saturday, June 2nd 2023: All Ireland Rosary Rally & Armagh/Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimages

All- Ireland Rosary Rally

Archdiocese of Armagh & Diocese of Dromore Pilgrimage

Saturday, June 3rd 2023



The All Ireland Rosary Rally will take place in Knock on Saturday June 3rd.  The Rally has been an annual event in Knock for over thirty years. It was inspired by the Rosary Priest Venerable Fr Patrick Peyton who was famous for holding Rosary Rallies all over the world attended by over twenty-five million people.

Bishop Oliver Doeme will speak at the rally this year in the Basilica at 1pm.  His Diocese in Nigeria has been under attack by the Boko Haram Terrorists since 2009, and thousands have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. He will speak about the power of prayer, and the Rosary, in particular, in helping his people in their great need.

From 9am there will be an opportunity to meet different apostolates from all over the Island of Ireland in St John’s Centre including Totus Tuus Magazine, Radio Maria, The Fr Willie Doyle Association, St Martin’s Apostolate, Mother’s Prayers, Catechism of the Catholic Church Adult Studies, World Apostolate of Fatima, Children’s Rosary, and the Fr Patrick Peyton Centre.


Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland,  will be the chief Celebrant at the 3pm Mass in Knock Basilica. We welcome all pilgrims travelling from the Archdiocese of Armagh and the Diocese of Dromore for their annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine.






1pm: Rosary Talk with Bishop Oliver Doeme in the Basilica


2pm: Outdoor Stations of the Cross


2.30pm: Outdoor Rosary Procession


3pm: Concelebrated Mass with Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica

Chief Celebrant & Homilist: Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh & Primate of All Ireland

Music by Fr. Peyton Cluster Choir