Knock Airport or Ireland West Airport Knock is in the west of Ireland and receives over 500,000 passengers a year. The village of Knock is just 19 km away and is a pleasant drive with car hire from Knock Airport. The town is famous for its shrine that brings thousands of visitors here every year and the airport is often used for pilgrimage routes to places such as Lourdes.
Knock Airport is small and modern and has everything you need for a short trip away. There is a free Wi-Fi service and internet kiosks for you to check your emails whilst you wait for your flight. A customer service desk will answer any questions you may have about the airport or the local area. There is an ATM and currency exchange desk if you need some extra Euros. The airport has 2 duty free shops and a newsagents as well as a shrine shop for souvenirs of your visit. If you get hungry, you can pick from Slainte Restaurant, Dannan’s Cafe Bar or the Ireland West Departures Bar.
Knock is a small village in County Mayo and it is mostly known for the Knock Shrine. Apparitions were first seen there in 1879, when Our Lady, St Joseph and St John appeared at Knock Parish Church. This has now become a Catholic Marion shrine and has been visited by Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa. The Knock Shrine has over 1½ million visitors a year and is mostly visited by those who are on a religious pilgrimage. This small village doesn’t have much in the way of other attractions, but there are a couple of shops and cafes for the visitor. You can visit the Basilico of Our Lady, Queen of Ireland and also the Knock Folk Museum.
Out and about in beautiful western Ireland with your car hire from Knock, you can explore this lovely area and appreciate the spectacular landscape. You can also visit the bustling market town of Castlebar and visit Mayo Abbey in Claremorris. You should also drive out to the old town of Westford and see the mountainous views in the background. Although the most important thing about Knock is visiting the shrine, it is an ideal chance to use car hire from Knock Airport to really explore this incredible region of Ireland.