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Pope in Knock

Last updated: 8 August 2018
Published: 12 July 2018
From: Department of the Taoiseach

About Knock event

There will be prayers from 8:30am until 9:30am, The Pope Mobile will arrive at 9;45am and will depart no later then 10:45am. Directly after the Pope departure from Knock, there will be an open-air Mass.

For more information on the ceremonies click here.

Information on road closures and diversions for the Knock event is available here and here.

For those interested in attending

All 45,000 tickets have been allocated for this event.

For your safety and comfort, it is essential that you are aware of the following before attending this event.

For Knock businesses and residents impacted by this Visit

We are aiming to ensure that any disruption to businesses and individuals is minimised as much as possible. Necessary alternative arrangements are being developed and will be communicated to those impacted well in advance.

To assist, a Business & Community Liaison team have been put in place by the Office of Public Works that is working closely with local An Garda Síochána.

A questionnaire regarding the potential impact of this Visit has already been distributed by An Garda Síochána. If you have not already received this, please contact Claremorris Garda Station at 094 937 2080 (24 hour line) and they will be able to supply you with this.

Further to these questionnaires, community briefings are being planned as well as a package of information regarding road closures and traffic diversions to 1,000 homes and businesses in Knock and the surrounding area.

To contact the Business & Community Liasion team, please email

Also please check out our Frequently Asked Questions about the Knock event which may answer your query.