Attractions - Knock Shrine, Knock Basilica - Rockfield Manor B&B Knock Co. Mayo

Knock Shrine

The Story of Knock began on the 21st August, 1879 when, at approximately 8 o’clock in the evening, fifteen people from the village of Knock in Co. Mayo, witnessed an Apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, a Lamb and cross on an altar at the gable wall of the Parish Church.The witnesses watched the Apparition in the pouring rain for two hours, reciting the Rosary. Although they themselves were saturated not a single drop of rain fell on the gable or vision. There were fifteen official witnesses to the Apparition, most of whom were from the village of Knock and surrounding areas and ranged in age from just 5 years old to 74 years old. Each of the witnesses gave testimonies to a Commission of Enquiry in October 1879. The findings of the Commission were that the testimonies were both trustworthy and satisfactory.

Today Knock Shrine is set in one hundred acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with meandering pathways and a diverse range of flowers, shrubs and trees. The complex incorporates five churches including the apparition chapel, parish church and basilica, a religious books centre, caravan and camping park, Knock Museum, Café le Chéile.

Services at the shrine include organised pilgrimages, daily masses and confessions, anointing of the sick, counselling service, prayer guidance and youth ministry.

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University of Galway -Connacht GAA Air Dome

University of Galway Connacht GAA Air Dome

Rockfield Manor B&B is located just 7 minutes away from the University of Galway Connacht GAA Air dome, the largest sports Air dome in Europe.

The superstructure has a seating capacity of 2,000+ for GAA games. There is a large lounge in the B&B with 50″ smart TV, with free tea and coffee making facilities.

For supporters, why not make a night of it and stay at Rockfield Manor B&B.

We can cater for up to 23 guest.

For teams playing at the University of Galway Connacht GAA Air dome.

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Ireland West Airport Knock

Ireland West International Airport Knock

Stay at Rockfield Manor B&B the night before an early flight 10 minutes drive to the airport.

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Claremorris Golf Club

Claremorris Golf Club

Claremorris Golf Club is the closest golf club to the B&B, just 8 minutes drive away. Claremorris Golf Club is an 18 hole parkland course designed by Irish International and Walker Cup player the late Tom Craddock Malahide who with Pat Ruddy also co-designed the world famous course at Druids Glen, Co Wicklow, host to the Irish Open on many occasions. Claremorris Golf Club has hosted many Provincial finals in its short time as an 18 hole course and played host to the Ladies U-23 All Ireland Championships and the Connacht Senior Open Championship. Situated on the former estate of Lord Oranmore and Browne, Claremorris Golf Club is a spectacular par 73 layout measuring 6131 metres and has USGA spec sand based greens that are comparable to the best in the country. Every hole has been crafted with precision boasting features that will test even the best players with a premium on accuracy if one is to score well.

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McMahon Park virtual tour - Claremorris

Wild Atlantic Way

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Ireland’s most spectacular journey, the Wild Atlantic Way amazes all who are lucky enough to take the full journey or who visit a few of its famous sites along the way. All along Ireland’s West Coast from Cork all the way to Donegal are wonderful views, beaches and history. The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2500km (1500 miles) driving route, stretching from Malin Head in County Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork along Ireland’s western seabord. It was launched in February 2014 and it traverses the entire rugged and spectacular west coast of Ireland from Cork through counties Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim to Donegal.

However, we believe that the coastline of Mayo is the most stunning of them all with a 543 km coastal drive displaying Mayo’s natural scenery.

In Mayo there are thirty-one Discovery Points and two of them are indicated as Signature Points: Downpatrick Head and Keem Strand in Achill Island. We’ve highlighted some of the discovery points below that we think are worth a visit.

Your next stop on the Mayo Wild Atlantic Way should be west towards the Mayo coast with sandy beaches at every turn such as Doovilra Beach (Silver Strand), White Strand Beach, Carrowmore, Bunlough Strand, Carrownisky Strand and more which are a perfect place for a walk, enjoying the scenery and a spot of fishing. From Roonagh Pier catch a ferry across the picture perfect Clew Bay and visit Clare Island or Inisturk Island or a sea fishing trip on several Charter Fishing boats. Clare Island was once home to the famous pirate Queen Grace O’Malley in the 1500’s and the largest of Clew Bay’s 365 islands which were once rolling hills or drumlins but now sunken underwater with only their summits visible. Although the population of Inishturk Island is less than 100 people it boasts beehive stone huts from 1500 BC, a British Napoleonic signal tower built in 1805, great loop walks, fishing, scuba diving, lovely sandy beaches and a viking fort rich in folklore whereby the viking leader invented a beer using the local heather plant that was so delicious that he drowned his own son and then himself to protect the recipe.

Explore Westport

Stay at Rockfield Manor B&B and Discover Westport

Just 45 minutes from the Rockfield Manor B&B Westport is bustling, vibrant, colourful and cultural, Westport rivals any Riviera town. Our wild and rugged beach-laden coastline is the envy of mainland Europe, our Clew Bay islands are more numerous than any exotic archipelago, and our seas are home to countless wildlife wonders, from basking sharks to humpback whales.

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Ballinrobe Racing

A beautiful, much-loved, scenic racecourse in the West of Ireland.

Ballinrobe Racecourse is located one mile from the town on the main Castlebar road (N84). It is the only Racecourse in Mayo and is one of only four in Connacht and hosts ten race meetings annually, from April to September. Ballinrobe Racecourse is ideally situated in a natural amphitheatre, it has all you could ask for in a country racecourse, beautiful setting, lively atmosphere and the laid back relaxed attitude that Ireland is famous for. Add to the mix some wonderful horses, the heart and soul of the industry and a visit to Ballinrobe will never be forgotten.

Ballinrobe Racecourse was named ‘Racecourse of the Year’ in 2012 by the Irish Racegoers Consultative forum which highlights the strides it is making with ongoing development and improvement to provide racegoers with a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

With a history of horse racing stretching back more than 230 years, Ballinrobe Racecourse has long had its finger on the pulse of the Irish racing world. Horse Racing has been taking place at the present venue since 1921 and prior to that at other locations around the town, with Race meetings recorded as far back as 1774.

Ladies Day, 26th June is a fashionable affair with many Ladies opting to dress in formal attire. However this is not a condition of entry to the course.

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20 minutes drive from the B&B