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Thousands brave the rain to see Pope Francis in Knock

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The rain fell at a steady drizzle from the early hours of the morning, but that did not put off the thousands of pilgrims who made their way to Knock Shrine to greet Pope Francis.

Mayo gets ready for visit of Pope Francis

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Knock Shrine is gearing up for the arrival of upwards of 45,000 pilgrims along with media from more than 30 countries for the visit of Pope Francis to the national shrine on Sunday morning.

Knock Novena in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis

This year will be the 41st celebration of the Novena and is such an important year as many prepare the way for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Shrine as part of the world meeting of families in Dublin.

Papal visit to Knock confirmed to take place

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Mayo is gearing up for the arrival of Pope Francis after it was confirmed today that the Pope will visit Knock on Sunday, August 26.

Knock Church and Apparition Chapel reopen to the public

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Knock Parish Church and Apparition Chapel reopened on Friday having been closed for months for refurbishment works.

Knock Airport receives Christmas boost

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The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has welcomed the news that the Government is to invest €1,868,000 in Ireland West Airport Knock. The funding is part of a €3.6 million Regional Airports Programme funding package announced earlier this week.

New TV series explores the success story of The Airport Up in Knock

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The rise and rise of Ireland West Airport Knock will be explored in a new six-part UTV Ireland documentary series, beginning on Monday November 7 at 8pm. For the first time, we see inside the unlikely success story of an airport which was initially a strip of tarmacadam atop a peaty mountain, in The Airport Up in Knock.

President to attend Knock concert

The Mayo International Choral Festival have announced that the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and Mrs Sabina Higgins will attend as guests of honour at the Concert For Peace in Knock Basilica on Saturday May 14 which will commemorate the 1916 Rising and World War I. The unprecedented scale of such a concert in this venue will see close to 200 artists perform on the night, all presented by lauded broadcaster, RTÉ Lyric FM’s Liz Nolan. Conductor extraordinaire David Brophy of RTÉ’s award winning High Hopes Choir and instrumental fame brings his impressive experience to proceedings, conducting this special event.

Climate change conference at Knock Shrine

A one-day conference entitled Climate Change and Me: Rising to the Laudato Si Challenge will take place at Knock Shrine on Saturday April 30. The event is being planned and co-ordinated by the Faith Renewal team at Knock Shrine, headed by Fr Richard Gibbons, in response to Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, which highlights the great need for discussion and debate about the issue of climate change. ‘On Care For Our Common Home’, the encyclical critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls on all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action."

Inspiring choral event for Knock Basilica

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More than 200 voices are expected to join together in song at a free choral concert in the magnificently restored Knock Basilica in Co Mayo next Saturday, March 12.

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