Over 1.5m view religious service from Knock online

Dublin diocese pilgrimage will now take place virtually due to Covid-19 pandemic

Pilgrims at Knock for the Feast of the Assumption in 2006. File photograph: Alan Betson

Pilgrims at Knock for the Feast of the Assumption in 2006. File photograph: Alan Betson

Over 1.5 million people watched religious services online from Knock Shrine in Co Mayo between March 1st and Wednesday of this week.

Spokeswoman Maria Casey said that the Knock Shrine website had received “over 600,000 page views on the livestream alone while Knock Shrine YouTube channel had over 722,000 viewers and the Knock Shrine Facebook page had almost 150,000 views”.

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