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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

N17 | Midway between Galway and Sligo, Knock, Ireland
+353 94 938 8100
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Peaceful place to visit

I find the atmosphere at Knock shrine to be peaceful and reflective. To sped a few hours there... read more

Reviewed today
Nenagh, Ireland
Extremely Commercial

Frankly, I was disappointed as this isn't what I expected at all. I was expecting a beautiful old... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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N17 | Midway between Galway and Sligo, Knock, Ireland
+353 94 938 8100
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Reviewed today

I find the atmosphere at Knock shrine to be peaceful and reflective. To sped a few hours there allows time to reflect and take stock of ones life, The recent improvements to the Basilica have enhanced the experience.

Thank AidanRyan577
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Frankly, I was disappointed as this isn't what I expected at all. I was expecting a beautiful old church with perhaps a marker and a little shrine. Something serene and tasteful. Instead I arrived to find a commercial Disneyland of religion. It had the atmosphere...More

Thank Troualy
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we came into view of the cathedral, I was surprised and somewhat disappointed in the appearance of the cathedral. The building seemed out of touch with the surrounding landscape and was not at all attractive as is the case with nearly all other churches...More

Thank maryardith2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"The Apparition" chapel is a place where believer or unbeliever can experience peace and calm. The chapel is modern and tastefully depicts what the some people saw when Our Lady of Knock appeared.

Thank jeanneestella8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 4p.m on a 5th Sept Tuesday and got a very nice mass with a mainly US group in the Apparition chapel. We had been there before but more often at busier times which we always enjoyed taking our late parents and other...More

Thank Imelda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in time to attend mass with a group of people in the old church - lots of other nationalities present. After this we visited the Basilica which is an impressive building with large capacity for mass service. We also saw the grave of...More

Thank apmulcahy53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful , peaceful place. The only thing is I didn't like the old/ loud country music playing in a lot of the shop areas. Also way too many shops selling the same things. Please shops - stop playing that awful "backward" music, it isn't even...More

Thank foggydue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called into the see the shrine of Our Lady of Knock, on our way home from a trip to Achill Island, and it was a wonderful peaceful experience. We arrived at the site and went to the small apparition chapel first. Then we took...More

Thank luciaharnett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mom has difficulty waking. So we have her in a wheelchair, easy for her & us. Been around the town & the shrine. Lovely place, the Basilica is a must to see, loads of room to walk about, sit and relax, cafe on site....More

Thank seanmurdoch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must-see stop for travelers with a religious or spiritual background. In 1879, locals saw the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and St. John appear against the south gable of the church. Then miraculous healings began to occur. The shrine has been visited by...More

Thank TravelerfromNJ2
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13 September 2017|
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Response from Newryoneisback | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. It's a very wide open mostly flat site. I imagine only guide dogs would be allowed inside the chapels.
Lester A
23 January 2017|
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Response from 20suzanner | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, I imagine that your two senior travelers will have travel passes. This makes everything so much easier. I would be inclined to take a train from Houston Station to Claremorris. A taxi from there would bring you... More
Pat K
22 September 2016|
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Response from Redsionnach | Reviewed this property |
There's a hotel in Knock itself (not child friendly). Otherwise Claremorris (12 minutes). The airport is about 20km from Knock.