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Knock Sally Hernaun



Walk Length

11.6 km


3 hr



Starting Point

R323, Knock, Mayo F12, Ireland
M 39464 83257

End Point

R323, Knock, Mayo F12, Ireland
M 39585 83193


Sallyhernaun is a townland in Knock.

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

  • Trailhead / Start Point: Pope Francis Plaza, Main Street, Knock.
  • GPS Location: 53.7916, -8.9209
  • Distance: 11.6 km
  • Terrain: Country lanes
  • Grade: Hard 
  • Estimated Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum Gear: Sturdy walking shoes/boots, waterproofs, mobile phone, snacks & fluids
  • Services: Knock