Tickets for Pope's visit to Knock are available online from Monday

TICKETS to see Pope Francis at Knock Shrine in August will be available online from Monday.

According to a report in the Irish Independent, organisers of the first Papal visit since 1979 say that interest in his public appearances is extremely high.

Around 45,000 tickets for Knock for the August 26 visit are expected to be quickly taken on a first-come-first-served basis.

People can log on to from Monday morning to register – but communications manager Brenda Drumm said it will be impossible to attend both the Knock and Phoenix Park events.

"Tickets for Knock Shrine will be printed and posted by July 31 to all of those who have successfully booked on our website," she said.


Pope Francis will visit Knock Shrine on the morning of Sunday, August 26, to pray for families and the WMOF2018. He will arrive to Knock Shrine at 9.45am where he will visit the Apparition Chapel and then give the Angelus address on the square in front of the Shrine. He will depart the Shrine at 10.45am.

There will be a capacity of 45,000 for Knock Shrine. Tickets for Knock will only be available through the online booking system on

Tickets for the Knock Shrine event will be printed and posted by 31 July to all those who have successfully booked via the website.

Those booking tickets must give an email address and details of where they will be travelling from on the morning of the event. This information will be used to inform the overall transport plan for the area on August 26.