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Knock Cullentragh Loop



Walk Length

17.7 km


4.5 hr



Starting Point

R329, Knock, Mayo F12, Ireland
M 39452 82969

End Point

R329, Knock, Mayo F12, Ireland
M 39486 83079


Knock Shrine is a Roman Catholic pilgrimage site and national shrine in the village of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland, where locals saw an apparition in 1879 of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, Saint John the Evangelist, angels, and Jesus Christ (the Lamb of God). 

The Knock Loop walks start at the Pope Francis Plaza, situated across from the Parish Church on the Main Street in Knock. The routes vary in distance from 2.9km to 18km on picturesque roads, lanes and lakeside tracks.

  • Trailhead / Start Point: Pope Francis Plaza, Main Street, Knock.
  • GPS Location: 53.7916, -8.9209
  • Direction: Red Markers 
  • Distance: 17.7 km
  • Terrain: Country lanes and boreens, all paved.
  • Grade: Hard 
  • Estimated Time: 4.5 hours
  • Minimum Gear: Sturdy walking shoes/boots, waterproofs, mobile phone, snacks & fluids
  • Services: Knock