St. John’s Rest & Care Centre

St. John’s Rest & day Care Centre

The St John’s Rest and Day Care Centre are located on the grounds of Knock Shrine, nestled between Knock Basilica and the north car park, where most buses and coaches arrive and depart from.

A shuttle bus service also operates on the grounds of Knock Shrine and pilgrims can avail of this service between St John’s Rest and Day Care Centre, the Chapel of Reconciliation and other locations.

Our opening hours are as follows

 Peak- season (April to October) – open 10am to 6pm (Monday-Sunday)
•  Off-peak season (Nov to March) – open 10am to 5pm (Monday-Friday)

Our centre can accommodate

•  Large or small groups (e.g.) tour bus / school tours/ nursing home groups etc.
•  elderly or infirm pilgrims,
•  special need pilgrims
•  Families and children.

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What we do

We are a fully wheelchair accessible venue with an on-site Emergency Medical Technician,  a local doctor is also available for emergency calls. For pilgrims that feel unwell or need to rest, our centre has a first aid room and suitable facilities for pilgrims to use.

Mobility Assistance

We have approximately ten designated disabled parking spaces directly outside our centre. Wheelchair accessible toilets are also available in the centre. Any pilgrim, wishing to hire a wheelchair, can book in advance or request on the day, the use of a wheelchair from our centre, or phone in advance (094) 93 88100 ext. 136. It is best to book a wheelchair in advance, so as to ensure its availability, at the time of your arrival in Knock. Our wheelchair hire is convenient, with wheelchair parking right outside our centre.

Day Care for Senior Citizens

We also provide Day Care for Senior Citizens living in Knock and surrounding areas every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout teh year. New members are always welcome. Please contact our centre for more details.


Meeting Place

St. John’s Rest & Care Centre is an ideal meeting place as it is centrally ocated on the grounds of Knock Shrine and is close to the North Car Park where most buses/ coaches arrive and depart from. Vending machines containing tea/coffee, snacks and cold drinks are also available.


Our centre comprises of a large recreational hall area which is ideal for large conferences and workshops.
The centre also includes two medium sized meeting rooms which are available for rent to various groups. Booking in advance is essential.

Free Shuttle Bus

Knock Shrine operates a complimentary shuttle service. This service is available to all pilgrims visiting the Shrine and runs every day throughout the pilgrimage season and at weekends during the winter.

This service can be requested at any of the buildings within the grounds- just ask a member of staff who will be happy to assist you.


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