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Visit of Pope Francis to Knock on Sunday, the 26/8/18

Road closures in place from 6pm on Saturday evening

From 6pm on Saturday the centre of Knock Village will be closed (except to residents). The N17 between Charlestown and Claremorris will be closed from 12 midnight on Saturday until at least 3pm on Sunday.

For those who live and work near Knock, a business and community liaison team is in place to handle queries, working closely with Claremorris Garda Station.

Get on a Private coach or carpool to and from the event

Join a parish or community coach group or carpool where possible, as car park spaces are limited and may be some walking distance from the Shrine.

Coaches have a designated parking area on the N17. This will result in the shortest distance to walk to and from the Knock Shrine via a short walkway.

There is a considerable walk from the car parks due to the size, scale and location of the event and there will be no shuttle bus facility available between car parks and the event site. If cars are necessary, carpooling and car sharing is essential.

Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann will be providing public transport for this event. A bus shuttle service will operate from Claremorris train station to take people to Knock shrine.  For those who have a ticket for the event, the bus shuttle service will be free.

No public viewing opportunities at Knock Airport

It will not be possible for the public to view Pope Francis arriving or departing due to security limitations.

Those flying into and out of Ireland West Airport Knock on Sunday will have some access with strict limitations.  Only those named on airline passenger lists and those transporting named passengers will be able to access the airport between 12 midnight on Saturday and 11.30am on Sunday. 

Outbound passengers in particular are advised to allow more travel time than usual as there will be a number of security checks on airport access routes.  

Further information and Q&A's

Chuairt an Phápa Proinseas  go Cnoc Mhuire

Iarrann na Gardaí ar gach duine a bheidh ag dul go dtí Cnoc Mhuire le haghaidh chuairt an Phápa Proinsias iompar poiblí (bus, bus príobháideach nó traein) a úsáid agus más gá duit tiomáint, déan carr-roinnt le do thoil.

Ní thabharfar cead ach do shealbhóirí ticéid amháin.

TFI Map for Knock

Traffic Plan Information for Papal visit to Knock

Bus Éireann extra services for Dublin and Knock