Ireland West Airport Knock (also known as 'Knock Airport') is located in County Mayo
Location of Ireland West Airport Knock
The airport is located just outside the town of Knock and the closest large town is Castlebar , which is 30 miles (48km) away. The international Airport Code is NOC.
Development of Ireland West Airport Knock
One reason for the airport's very existence is because on the 21st of August 1879, The Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of Knock Parish Church. From this miraculous occurrence, Knock has grown to the status of an internationally recognised Pilgrimage site & Marian Shrine. Pope John Paul 2nd visited Knock for the centenary of the apparitions and in the 1980's Mgr James Horan lobbied successfully to have an Airport built nearby.
Routes to and from Ireland West Airport Knock
The Airport has grown far beyond a transit point for pilgrims and serves 9 scheduled destinations in the UK & Ireland along with chartered services to 14 European destinations.
Scheduled destinations are Dublin, London (3 airports), Glasgow, Manchester, East Midlands, Birmingham, Bristol.
Transatlantic connections to Knock are available through Dublin, Glasgow, London Gatwick and Manchester.
There is a shuttle bus service between Ireland West Airport Knock & Charlestown which links with the Bus Eireann network. Specific taxi-cabs are licenced by Ireland West Airport Knock and are available outside the Terminal Building.
These cabs provide taxi services to/from the Airport to destinations within the region. Rate estimate of EUR 1.30 per mile and are cash fares.
-The Runway Bar
Small cosy cafe located on the ground floor. Provides coffee/tea, soft drinks, full licence, snacks, sandwiches, lunches, fresh baked produce.
-The Skyline Restaurant & Bar
Large bar with panoramic runway views located on the first floor. Full bar, also offers snacks and complete meals.
Car rental through Discovering Ireland Vacations is available at Ireland West Airport Knock.