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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

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Address: N17 | Midway between Galway and Sligo, Knock, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 94 938 8100
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I have been to Knock shrine a number of times this week I went back as I needed to replenish holy water. Though being November we had a dry cold sunny day .... so perfect to walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Larkowsky123
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Knock shrine a number of times this week I went back as I needed to replenish holy water. Though being November we had a dry cold sunny day .... so perfect to walk around the shrine and church ... always a feeling of peace and sense of wellbeing.. perfect place to visit if flying from West... More 

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Limerick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As before, but photo failed to upload so I am trying again. I have not changed my view point and I will add this. Prior to the image capture, I had no belief in any so-called Knock Apparition. I always assumed it was a clever hoax by a clever priest. Our Blessed Lady choose to correct my viewpoint. And She... More 

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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is impressive sized was there when no crowds. The side chapel where view of mary was experienced is solemn and not commerialized. The Stations of the Cross are in the beautiful grounds and quite quiet for anyone so inclined to do.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

knock is such a beautiful place and so is the new basilica, very prayful and peaceful this is the place to go for a quiet peaceful time

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Filey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was reticent prior to this visit in case the Shrine is too commercialised. It is not. There are only a few stalls outside the Shrine. I thoroughly enjoyed our time here; we visited twice during our holiday. We joined in the celebration of Mass, in one of the three Churches. We saw the mosaic of St. Paul, a gift... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Terrible experience if anybody was feeling a bit down it was awful to be greeted like this I will be sharing my experience with all my lovely work colleagues

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Derrycity Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were not dissapointed it was beautiful we arrived at night but it was still open we visited the bassillica and the shrine said our prayer and were in awe of its beauty it was just like Fatima its so big and lots to see.Will definately be back for a visit in daytime we got there at night and it... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Have not visited knock in 20 years. Great improvements all round. Lovely peaceful spot. Lots of facilities for praying and meditation.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Gotta go by bus or drive. Huge complex. They have holy water spouts in rows and rows. Bring your bottles. You can buy some across the street as well but they kinda leak so prepare or check.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the shrine and old church, it is traditional for pilgrims to walk around the Church 3times. Then we went to mass in the basilica and it was moving to see people with disabilities and others praying for a cure. I hadn't known that Mother Theresa had preached to fifty thousand people there. A historic and moving experience to... More 

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