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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

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Address: N17 | Midway between Galway and Sligo, Knock, Ireland
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+353 94 938 8100

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Very spiritual place

We happened upon this location and glad we did. It was really an amazing story and site. If ever back in the area we would love to attend mass.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this location and glad we did. It was really an amazing story and site. If ever back in the area we would love to attend mass.

Thank lecuru
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Knock Shrine had a unique atmosphere of warm and peace. Surrounded by people of shared faith knock is a place to be experienced. Knock has a wonderful museum that tells the history of the apparition. A very fine bookshop and many good devotional shops too. Masses throughout the day and confessions and adoration too. The parish church and Bascilica are... More 

1 Thank cslewisallan
Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

To walk the grounds where Mary appeared and where Pope John Paul II visited is an awe filled experience. The area is beautiful; even a grey, overcast, misty say did not take away from its beauty. A visit to the bookstore secured finding an "Irish rosary" with a Celtic cross for family who would have loved to come to Ireland... More 

Thank BertieBro
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

The town itself is beautiful. The visit to the wall of the church where the apparition took place was the highlight for us. Very moving, very spiritual experience. It is well worth the time to visit the old cemetery.

Thank coahd
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

The reproduction of the original apparition on the gable wall conveys the message of Knock which was unspoken. It is all about Mary. Flanked by Saint Joseph, patron of the family and Saint John, to whose care she was committed by Jessica on the cross, she beckons towards the lamb on the altar. The lamb of God who died to... More 

Thank Brian O
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Taking religion to the max First visit here whilst visiting family living in Ireland. It’s a lovely little village and the church is clean, tidy and well-kept including the gardens. Having visited many different religious sites in many different countries I have to say this one really does take it to the extreme! There is angels and lambs and shrines... More 

1 Thank Kelly W
Springfield, Ohio
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Interesting place. This is a beautiful area with gorgeous church/shrine as well as being a place considered sacred to the Catholic Church. Our tour group stopped here. Good to see at least once.

1 Thank beckyd02
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

Whatever your reason for visiting Knock is; and the Basilica is amazing - don't miss the museum, well worth the short walk over the square to visit!

Thank BrenandJo
Connemara, Ireland
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

My first visit to Knock Shrine was soon after my coming to Ireland, 17 years ago. And it seemed a meaningful way to spend Ash Wednesday this year. It was a disappointment and a saddening. That first time, the whole complex was thronged with people. There was Mass every hour, the chapels filled, the atmosphere joyful and of spiritual depth.... More 

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Reviewed February 24, 2017

I have visited Knock Shrine on several occassions. My most recent visit was January 2017. It is a perfect place to visit for some time out from the mad world around us. Peace and tranquillity prevails within the grounds. A perfect spot to meditate and pray. I found the time I spent in the Apparition church in the quite of... More 

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