Knock in Ireland is mainly known for the Apparition of the Virgin Mary. Because it is a place of pilgrimage, only very few pubs and clubs exist. However, this does not mean that if you are in Knock, there is nothing for you to do at night. After all, Knock is in Ireland and Ireland is a country of music and get-togethers.
When you are in Knock, there are a number of good pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy traditional Irish food. You could consider, for instance, Burkers Corner House, Coleman’s Bar and Restaurant, McNulty John, J Ronan, Gurren’s, Kitty McGreals, the Jug of Punch, John Breslin, Bonners Bar or Langan Taverns Ltd (a franchise that can be found all over Ireland. There is also the Rea Geo and Winnie Lane.
Knock is a place where religion and Christianity take centre stage. Because of this, the nightlife isn’t vibrant, nor is it geared at the younger generations. It is also important to remember that Knock is a very small village and that most people who live here would prefer to make the trip to Dublin if they do want to enjoy a spectacular night out.
However, you are in Ireland. Hence, you shouldn’t be surprised if you here a fiddler playing, accompanied by the sound of laughter, from one of Knock’s little houses. There may even be some live music in one of the taverns or pubs. This is truly Ireland at its best. Spontaneous music is what made the country great and traditional Irish music tells of the turbulent history that the country has enjoyed.
If you are in Knock on a pilgrimage, you may have arrived there in time for a religious holiday. In this case, it is likely that you will be able to attend one of the late night masses, before returning to your hotel or bed & breakfast. In the morning, you will be able to enjoy a traditional hearty Irish breakfast before continuing on to the next mass.
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