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Knock in Mayo county of Ireland is renowned for its ‘Hill of Virgin Mary’. According to local belief, apparitions of Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and Evangelist John appeared on this hill in 1879, 21st August. This Marian Shrine is most easily accessed by cheap flights to Knock airport. Over a million Catholics across the world flock to this shrine every year to pay their respects.
Knock derived from Irish ‘cnoc’ implies a hill. This hill located at about 16 km from the airport is easily accessible by cabs, cars and buses. In addition to the shrine, there is a Basilica on this hill. This shrine of the Catholic Marian sect celebrated one hundred years of Virgin Mary’s apparition in 1979 in the presence of Pope John Paul II.
Knock located in North West Ireland is an ideal summer destination for holiday makers and pilgrims in equal measures. This well appointed Irish town with a clean environment is well equipped to cater to the needs of tourists even if they come in large numbers. Tourists to Knock could choose between comfort hotels, budget hotels, bed and breakfast arrangements and home stays for putting up during their trip to this quaint Irish town. Guest rooms are complete with all amenities of modern living.
There are restaurants, bars and pubs to satisfy your culinary demands while touring Knock in Ireland. These restaurants specialize in local cuisine and offer delectable dishes at affordable rates. Multi-cuisine restaurants offer you delicacies from all corners of the globe. Bars and pubs offer you the perfect ambience for chilling out with your friends. You might while away quality time in the company of your friends and relatives in the exquisitely done up bars in this town of Mayo county.
Cheap flights to Knock arrive at Ireland West Airport, the brainchild of Monsignor James Horan, a parish priest of this town. Monsignor Horan is perhaps the most revered personality of this town.