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globetrotter_2006 Says: On Tuesday, Jan. 3rd 2006, Harry & I took a religious pilgrimage to Knock where on the 21st of August 1879, fifteen people of varying ages witnessed over a period of two hours the apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist on the Gable of the Church. To...
Father Horan must have been quite a character. There can't be many catholic preists who single handedly by a combination of arm-twisting , guilt-tripping, 'persuasion' and pure-bloody mindedness get a International airport built on the local bog.
His vision of turning Knock into the Irish Lourdes may not fully have taken off, but the airport is beginning to.
Find his statue just inside the entrance to the terminal.
Written Jun 7, 2005
globetrotter_2006 Says: Knock Shrine is located in the town of Knock, in County Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland. Access by air to Knock International Airport (8 miles from Knock) with scheduled services from Dublin, London, Manchester.Train services from Dublin to Claremorris (6 miles from Knock)...