Vivienne, it was wonderful! The weather, the food, the lodgings were delightful as were all the people we met. The night we stayed in Adare Manor was probably the best. We came home with all kinds of treasures from knitting mills, gift shops, Waterford outlet and Powers Whiskey for our Irish Coffee. The young man who was the bartender at Adare gave us his recipe!
Thanks so much for your help, it was that much more enjoyable because of your assistance.
Knock Co. Mayo, Ireland
The Story of Knock began on Thursday evening of the 21st August, 1879, Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of the church at Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
Beside them and a little to their left was an altar with a cross and the figure of a lamb, around which angels hovered. There were fifteen official witnesses to the apparition – young and old – who watched and prayed for two hours in the pouring rain.
Two Commissions of Enquiry, in 1879 and 1936, accepted their testimony as trustworthy and satisfactory.
Today, Knock ranks among the world’s major Marian Shrines.