Knock basilica

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Knock Basilica
A landscape image showing the Knock Basilica
Knock Basilica
An image of the map of Ireland showing the location of the Knock Basilica
An image of the map of Ireland showing the location of the Knock Basilica
Knock Basilica
The Knock Basilica as shown within the map of Ireland
53°47′32″N 8°55′02″W / 53.792121°N 8.917152°W / 53.792121; -8.917152Coordinates: 53°47′32″N 8°55′02″W / 53.792121°N 8.917152°W / 53.792121; -8.917152
Location Knock, County Mayo
Country Ireland
Denomination Catholic Church
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History
Authorising papal bull 1976
Dedication Virgin Mary
Architecture
Architect(s) Daithi Hanly
Architectural type Modern
Specifications
Capacity 10,000
Materials Concrete
Administration
Archdiocese Tuam

The basilica of Knock is a Roman Catholic Church of the Latin Rite located in the small town of Knock, in County Mayo in the West Region of Ireland. It was designed in modern architecture style with concrete materials by architect Daithi Hanly, and completed in 1976. The basilica, which can accommodate approximately 10,000 people, serves the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuam, and it is part of the Knock Shrine grounds that incorporates four other churches, including the Apparition Church, the place where, on Thursday evening of 21 August 1879, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, and Saint John the Evangelist appeared, the old Parish church, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, and the Chapel of Reconciliation. In this Ireland's National Marian shrine there are also a religious books' centre, a caravan and camping park, the Knock House Hotel, and the Knock Museum.

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