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Early on Sunday morning (August 9), it was a historic day for Ireland West Airport Knock and Knock Shrine when the first transatlantic pilgrimage flight by Aer Lingus from New York touched down on Mayo soil ahead of schedule at 7.30am. More than 170 pilgrimage passengers were on the flight and they were greeted on the tarmac by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, who was on hand to witness this historic event.
Knock Shrine is getting ready to welcome the Archbishop of New York, His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who is coming to Mayo on August 9 on an historic transatlantic flight into Ireland West Airport Knock.
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Community walking programme in Charlestown
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Parishioners and visitors to Knock over the Easter holiday were treated to a first look at the Shrine’s massively revamped Basilica, which closed last October for a major renovation project.
A new exhibition on the Shroud of Turin, a relic that has fascinated theologians and academics for centuries, is to open in Knock Museum on April 1.
Knock Shrine has launched a sleek, new website to showcase the pilgrimage centre to the world.
Mayo County Council has developed a hugely ambitious five-year tourism strategy which aims to increase visitor numbers to the county by 80 per cent by 2020 and, in the long-term, increase tourism by up to 350 per cent and create 1,000 new jobs.
Despite the rise in popularity of online dating services such as Plenty of Fish and Tinder, a sizeable number of Catholics in search of love are still opting instead for the matchmaking services of Knock Marriage Introductions.