Dates released for Knock Shrine pilgrimages in 2017

19 Jan, 2017 | News

Knock Shrine, Ireland’s National Marian Shrine, has released its calendar for pilgrimages in 2017. Knock pilgrimage season takes place between April and October. Organised pilgrimages will take place every weekend during the pilgrimage season.

Some of the highlights of the Knock pilgrimage season include the Cumann na Sagart pilgrimage on Sunday 30 April, and the Polish Community pilgrimage on Saturday June 10 and Family Prayer Day on Saturday 15 July. The annual Grandparents’ pilgrimage day, a special day for grandparents and families, will take place on Sunday 10 September. The calendar also details the dates of pilgrimages from the Dioceses of Ireland

Click here to download a PDF of the Knock pilgrimage calendar.

The story of Knock began on the 21 August 1879 when Our Lady, Saint Joseph and Saint John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of Knock Parish Church. This miraculous apparition was witnessed by fifteen people, young and old. Knock is an internationally recognised Marian Shrine and was visited by Saint Pope John Paul II as part of his 1979 papal pilgrimage to Ireland. For more information on pilgrimages to Knock and other events at Knock Shrine please visit


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