Murder victim’s funeral hears ‘violence is not the answer’

The violent death of Michael McDonagh who was stabbed in Swinford is “beyond understandable” for most, mourners at his funeral Mass heard this afternoon. 24-year-old Mr McDonagh of 22 Carrowmore Drive in Knock was laid to rest in Knock village,...

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Covid fears lead Shrine to close its doors for busiest day of year

August 15 is usually the busiest day in Knock’s calendar but the Shrine will not open to pilgrims this year. The Feast of the Assumption attracts 20,000 people to the village, with many walking there for 6am Mass, but Shrine...

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40 year old tradition broken in Knock with Novena postponement

By Marian Duggan For the first time since its inception in 1977 Knock Novena will not go ahead this August....

Friday, 24/07/20 - 11:45am Read More

Shock at low numbers allowed into Knock Basilica

By Marian Duggan Only 50 people will be allowed into Knock Basilica when it opens next Monday. The spacious church...

Friday, 26/06/20 - 2:21pm Read More

Knock Shrine to join Pope Francis in prayer against Covid-19

Knock Shrine will join Pope Francis tomorrow as he leads Marian Shrines across the world to pray for intercession and...

Friday, 29/05/20 - 4:43pm Read More