Wednesday, October 17th – KNOCK SHRINE & MEDIEVAL BANQUET
This morning meet your driver/guide at 9:30am in the hotel lobby. The Story of Knock began on the 21st August, 1879 when, at approximately 8 o’clock in the evening, fteen people from the village of Knock in Co. Mayo, witnessed an Apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, a Lamb and cross on an altar at the gable wall of the Parish Church.The witnesses watched the Apparition in the pouring rain for two hours, reciting the Rosary. Although they themselves were saturated not a single drop of rain fell on the gable or vision. There were fifteen official witnesses to the Apparition, most of whom were from the village of Knock and surrounding areas and ranged in age from just 5 years old to 74 years old. Each of the witnesses gave testimonies to a Commission of Enquiry in October 1879. Time to shop and have lunch before we leave in the afternoon for Ennis. Continue your journey into Co. Clare, check into your hotel and enjoy some free time to freshen up before we attend the medieval banquet at Knappogue. You will be captivated from the moment you arrive. At Knappogue, the ladies of the castle perform a programme of Music Song and Irish Traditional Dance. Sean Lord of Clancullen’s reputation for lavish parties and royal entertainment surpassed that of his father, we are delighted to honour the tradition of entertainment and hospitality today at Knappogue Castle.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT: THE OLD GROUND HOTEL (B,D)
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty West, Co. Clare, Ireland