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Tranquil but exploited

The Shrine , basilica and grounds are a beautiful tranquil place, where you can think and clear... read more

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Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

Mystical heart of Ireland. Beautiful complex of the Apparition chapel, Basilica containing... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2018
Irish I
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N17 | Midway between Galway and Sligo, Knock, Ireland
+353 94 938 8100
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited knock in january ,To be honest diaappointed ,over rated over priced, talk about rip/ off Ireland this place has it in abundance , Now the churches are all beautiful, but the people selling there rubbish in the shops.should go to confession every week, The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Shrine , basilica and grounds are a beautiful tranquil place, where you can think and clear your head in peace, however, leave the grounds and your are faced with shops selling over-priced tat looking to exploit the sick and vulnerable. Millions were spent on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Mystical heart of Ireland. Beautiful complex of the Apparition chapel, Basilica containing wonderful mosaic of the Apparition, original parish church,Museum, underground chapel of Reconciliation,Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. A peaceful prayerful and wonderful place. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Irish I
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Very well maintained grounds and comfortable churches. There’s a notice saying you can get an audio guide but doesn’t say where. Some things could be improved like the cards describing the display of two Popes’ gifts to Knock should be in bigger print. The museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael F
Reviewed 5 December 2018

If you want to understand why the Blessed Mother is so revered in Ireland, visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. This beautiful site includes a huge basilica that was dedicated by Pope John Paul II and a small chapel where the Blessed Mother...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom H
Reviewed 3 December 2018

My friends who had lived in Ireland for many years had told me that a visit to the Shrine was a must. During my tour, my group made an unexpected detour and stopped at the Shrine. I was thrilled! It was late in the day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank floridadawn
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

The site of where the apparition appeared sent chills down my spine. Beautiful surroundings and a constant calm embraces the area. A definite place for peace, and to ask for a bit of guidance.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rrodeo
Reviewed 21 November 2018

I had the opportunity to stop by Knock Shrine during two recent brief trips to Ireland. It was truly inspiring to see the devotion and faith shown by the other pilgrims present while I was there. The brief visits resulted in a strong desire for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 9 November 2018

I should say that I am not a Roman Catholic so I visited with a certain trepidation, however I was impressed by the whole place, I was particularly impressed by the inside of the basilica which is an amazing space. The extension to the original...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter J
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I was on my way from Galway to Donnegal, and decided to stop at Our Lady of Knock Shrine. It was on the way by car, and only an hour from Galway. The shrine is lovely, and there is a walk-around setup of the miracles...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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18 October 2018|
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Response from josephine545 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is nice to stop at Knock and then continue a trip to another spot. We went to Galway after.
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25 July 2018|
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Response from Troonie1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an on-site cafe as well as numerous eateries nearby
30 October 2017|
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Response from Our Lady's S | Property representative |
Hi Jackie, yes the Shrine is open all year, however the Parish Church and Apparition Chapel are closed for refurbishments. Masses and other services will continue as normal during this time. You can view Mass times and... More