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The Knock Marriage Introductions service, which resulted in almost 1000 weddings, is closing. The agency was set up in the 1960’s while emigration was rife in the west of Ireland. The service was designed to help Catholic singletons meet with the eventual goal of getting married. To sign up, a…

The ability of Ireland West International Airport in Knock to attract transAtlantic flights from America will be a key factor in determining whether or not the north west region can maximise its full tourism potential. That’s according to Leitrim Independent Councillor and local election candidate Felim Gurn. The Manorhamilton-based businessman…

Ireland West Airport had its busiest year ever in 2018. More than 770,000 passengers used the airport during the year just gone. For the third year in a row, the numbers of passengers using Ireland West Airport increased. The more than 770,000 who passed through the airport during 2018 surpassed…

A new visitor welcome centre backed by seven local authorities in the region was officially opened at Ireland West Airport at Knock this morning. Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring performed the opening, as well as launching a new Ryanair service from Knock to Cologne, Germany. The new…

Local advocates for abuse victims say they are not satisfied with how Pope Francis dealt with the ongoing scandals in the Catholic church during his visit to Ireland. That’a despite the pope telling tens of thousands of people in Knock yesterday that the issue was ‘an open wound’ requiring firm…

‘None of us can fail to be moved by the stories of young people who suffered abuse, robbed of their innocence and left scarred by painful memories.’ These were the words of Pope Francis at Knock this morning when he gave the most direct address yet to the horror of…

An Garda Siochana has announced details of its traffic plan for the visit of Pope Francis to Knock. The pontiff will be arriving on the morning of Sunday, August 26th, at Ireland West Airport, from where he will travel to the Marian Shrine. Most of the traffic management plan concerns…