Hostels in Knock
From the historic apparition, on the 21st August 1879, the Shrine of our Lady of Knock has grown to international recognition as a Marian Shrine, comparable to all the major Marian Shrines in the world. Consequently this tranquil village in County Mayo, just off the N17, has become a place of pilgrimage for more than 1.5 million pilgrims each year.
The village of Knock is very accessible by road, rail and air. There are bus stops in Knock within a short walking distance of the Shrine grounds. The following routes are served: No 21, Dublin/Athlone/Westport, No 52, Galway/Castlebar/Westport/Ballina, No 64, Galway/Ireland West Airport Knock/Sligo/Derry. The nearest railway station in nearby Claremorris (11km), is on the Dublin Heuston - Westport line. A shuttle bus and taxi service operates between Claremorris railway station and Knock during the pilgrimage season. Ireland West Airport Knock is 20km, Dublin 220km, Galway and Sligo 70km.
The International Hostel
Knock, Co. Mayo