Knock is a small village in the West of Ireland that has become an international Shrine of prayer and pilgrimage where more than one and half million people visit each year. The story of Knock began in August 1879 when fifteen local people witnessed an Apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist and the Lamb of God. Many miraculous cures have been reported at Knock since the Apparition and people still come today in search of healing, reconciliation and peace. Pope John Paul 11 visited Knock Shrine in 1979 to celebrate the centenary of the Apparition.
Today Knock Shrine is set in beautiful landscaped gardens incorporating five churches where there are daily scheduled ceremonies including Masses and Confessions. The Knock Novena runs from 14 - 22 August each year. There is also an award winning Museum, Religious Bookcentre, Caravan & Camping Park, Knock House Hotel, Cafe Le Chéile & an on-site complimentary shuttle service.
A visit to Knock Shrine is an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of generations of pilgrims who have come to Knock since 1879. The Apparition at Knock was a silent one - come and find your own unique meaning and message.