Group Bookings Available

Tel. (094) 93 88100

Support Programmes

St. John’s Welcome Centre

St. John’s Welcome Centre is centrally located on the grounds of Knock Shrine, between Knock Basilica and the North Car Park. Disabled parking spaces are available and wheelchair hire for those with limited mobility.

A Meeting Place at Knock Shrine

St. John’s Welcome Centre is an ideal meeting place, and it is centrally located on the grounds of Knock Shrine. The centre offers a large recreational area, where pilgrims and visitors can rest, relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Knock. It is essential to book the centre in advance, so that adequate seating can be reserved for your group in adherence with current public health guidelines.

For visitors with mobility requirements, wheelchairs are available to hire from the centre for use throughout the grounds.




Saturday & Sunday
9am – 6pm

Monday to Friday
9am – 5pm

Closed for Holy Mass from 12pm-1pm and 3pm-4pm




10am – 5pm

Closed for Holy Mass from 12pm-1pm and 3pm-4pm


1pm-3pm ONLY


Monday to Friday

9am – 5pm

Closed for Holy Mass from 12pm-1pm and 3pm-4pm

Day Care for Seniors From Local Parishes

St. John’s Welcome Centre is embedded in the fabric of the local community. It is a place of welcome – for people to come together, to have fun and to chat to other people in a safe environment. The Day Care Group takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday on a weekly basis. We are delighted to welcome back our members and are actively seeking new members to join from the community.

We offer a mini bus service to those who require transport to and from the centre. Day Care is ideal for seniors who live alone and who would benefit from some good company, and a nourishing meal. We can accommodate people who have mild mobility issues; however, we do not have any nursing staff working here at the Centre.

Tea and a homemade scones are available on arrival at approximately 10am and our clients enjoy  a chat until 12 noon, when Holy Mass is offered. A three-course lunch consisting of homemade soup, a main course and dessert is available at 1pm.

Afternoon activities include arts and crafts with a qualified tutor,  gentle exercises, singing/entertaining/poetry recitation and Bingo. Our day concludes at approximately 3 pm.

Our regular clients thoroughly enjoy coming to Day Care and we are delighted that we can offer more people the opportunity to spend time with us.

Contact the centre at 094 93 88100, extension 136 for more information.

Facilities for conferences, workshops and group meetings

St. John’s Welcome Centre comprises of a large recreational hall area, which is ideal for large conferences and workshops (booking in advance is essential). The hall is fully equipped with a projector, microphone and sound equipment as well as a small stage area with a podium.

Seating and tables can be arranged to suit your requirements. There are also three meeting rooms available in the centre which are perfect for accommodating smaller groups or private meetings.

Wifi is available throughout the building. Light refreshments- tea/ coffee, scones, sandwiches and desserts can also be arranged for your group if desired. Public toilets are available, including disabled toilets.


Enquiries can be made by phoning (094) 93 88100 or by email: 

Mobility Assistance

We have ten designated disabled parking spaces directly outside our centre. Wheelchair accessible toilets are also available at the centre. Any pilgrim, who wishes to use a wheelchair, may reserve one in advance or request one on the day.


The complimentary shuttle service is available daily at Knock Shrine to assist people who have limited mobility or difficulty walking.

The shuttle is available upon request, just ask at any of our offices or check with  member of staff.