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Uplift Your Spirit and Nourish Your Soul

The Faith Renewal Programme at Knock Shrine offers a variety of day retreats, seminars and music events throughout the year.

Autumn/Winter Faith Renewal Events 2019

with Prof. Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle and Tom Neary

Saturday, 30 November
Time: 10am–10.30 Coffee/Registration
10.30am –1pm Seminar
1pm – 2.15pm Lunch
Venue: Knock House Hotel

2.15pm – 3.30pm Viewing and discussion of model at Museum
Fee: €10 or €30 (including lunch)

Using the recently installed ‘Knock miniature village model’ as the focal point, the seminar will explore all aspects of life in Ireland at the time of the Apparition in 1879, offering a fascinating insight into village life in Knock and the historical and social context of the Apparition. The seminar will end with a visit to the Museum to view the model.

Guest Speakers:

Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh is Professor Emeritus in History and former Dean of Arts and Vice-President of  NUIG. He was appointed to the Council of State by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins in 2012. One of the great historians of his generation, Professor Ó Tuathaigh has garnered enormous respect as a teacher, writer, university leader and public intellectual for over 40 years.

Nollaig Ó Muraíle is an Irish scholar. He published an acclaimed edition of Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh’s Leabhar na nGenealach in 2004. He was admitted to the Royal Irish Academy in 2009.

Tom Neary served as Chief Steward of The Knock Shrine Society for many years and is the author of many books and publications on the Knock Apparition.

Saturday 21 December featuring the Palestrina Choir, Dublin;
Blánaid Murphy – Conductor, Dublin
Brass and David Grealy – Organist
Time: 5pm at Knock Basilica (Doors 4pm)
Tickets: From €15, available from the ticket outlet at Knock Shrine Information Centre or online at:

Experience the magic of Christmas with the Palestrina Choir as they celebrate the festive season with a heart-warming selection of traditional carols. Enter into the spirit of Christmas with these choristers!

To book a place at any of these events, please contact Knock Shrine:

T: (094) 93 75355

Retreats and workshops

The Faith Renewal team at Knock Shrine offers a variety of events based on music, family, parish enrichment and spiritual retreats. Retreats and workshops take place throughout the year and encompass a wide range of topics from art workshops, Scripture, Ignatian spirituality and Sacred music.

These events are aimed at adults and include a series of one-day retreats and workshops to encourage prayer, deepening of faith and spiritual rejuvenation. Take timeout for yourself and join us for some days of quiet prayer, reflection and exploration. Parish groups are welcome and booking is recommended.

For bookings and further information, email or telephone 094 93 75 355