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For the first time ever, Knock and Shrine and grounds will be closed this August 15th. Normally, more than 20,000 people would visit the Marian Shrine to mark the Feast of Assumption. It is the highlight of the annual National Novena to Our Lady Of Knock, which has also been…

The National Novena to Our Lady of Knock has been postponed until later this year, depending on Government guidance in relation to Covid-19. The Novena began in 1977 and has continued in an unbroken tradition since. It is a national and international event that takes place every year from the…

Ireland West Airport in Knock will now have no flights to Scotland, Manchester or Birmingham. Flybe – Europe’s biggest regional airline – has collapsed into administration last night, putting more than 2,000 jobs at risk. The British firm was only saved in January, but says the impact of coronavirus on…

Airline Flybe has collapsed – just weeks after a rescue deal saved it from going bust. It says coronavirus has caused a drop in bookings. In a statement on Twitter, Ireland West Airport in Knock is advising all passengers with bookings on Flybe flights not to travel to the airport…

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…