1 stop (11h50m)
|Knock city centre|
|Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC): 80 mi from city centre|
Planning a trip to Ireland's gorgeous west coast? Touch down on flights to Knock, home of the famous Knock Shrine. Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC) is just south-west from Charlestown and welcomes flights from all over the UK operated by Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways and Flybe.
Knock is more popular in summer, when the town hosts endless visitors making religious pilgrimages to the shrine. If visiting June to August, best to book your flights at least three months in advance to get the cheapest flights to Knock.
Direct flights to Knock take 1 hour 25 minutes from London.
Knock is Ireland's most visited town. The Marian Shrine and the Basilica are the most popular sights to see in the town, attracting more than 1.5 million pilgrims every year while on holidays in Knock.
Knock Shrine: On August 21st, 1879 there were apparitions from Our Lady, St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph at the south gable of Knock Parish Church. Fifteen people witnesses it. Today this place is called the Marian Shrine.
Basilica: Not what you'd expect, this is one of the most stunning modern basilicas around. Designed in the 1970s by Daithi Hanly, it is part of the shrine grounds and shouldn't be missed.
Knock Folk Museum: For cultural context, take your Knock car hire to the Folk Museum. It depicts Knock village life in the 19th century and also includes a comprehensive display on the Apparition.
Find more information on Discover Ireland.
There is very little choice for visitors when it comes to hotels in Knock. There is only a handful of options so it's best to book your hotel rooms far in advance if visiting in the summer. There are also camping grounds located close to the Shrine.