Knock to New York Historic Pilgrimage

A once in a lifetime opportunity to take part in a historic pilgrimage tour flying direct from Knock to New York


Joe Walsh Tours in conjunction with Knock Shrine are delighted to offer you the opportunity to take part in a historic pilgrimage from Knock to New York in May 2017.

The primary purpose of the visit is to have the remains of John Curry re-interred from Long Island to St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York.

John Curry was the youngest person, who at five years of age witnessed the Knock Apparition of 1879. Later in life, he like many others at the time left Ireland for New York where he remained living with the Little Sisters of the Poor until his death in 1943.

The significance of the visit is two-fold in that it will recognise John Curry’s place as a witness and native of Knock and also pay tribute to others like him, the “forgotten Irish” who faced the desolation of leaving home never to return.

The remains of John Curry will be brought to St. Patricks Cathedral on Saturday 13th May where a special requiem Mass will be celebrated. It is a great honour bestowed by the Archbishop of New York for Knock Shrine and for John Curry’s family to have his remains transferred to the historic centre of the Irish.

BOOKING PROCEDURE

To Book Online, please visit Knock to New York Historic Pilgrimage page.

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Monday, 8th may 2017 >> Depart Knock 13.00; Arrive New York JFK 15.05
Sunday, 14th may 2017 >> Depart New York JFK 18.30; Arrive Knock 06.00 (+1)

HOTEL INFORMATION

NH New York Madison Towers >>, located on Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The hotel is a 15-minute walk to St Patrick’s Cathedral and within walking distance to some of New York's most famous attractions including the Empire State Building, Times Square and Grand Central Station. You can avail of some wonderful shopping options in the vicinity on Madison Avenue and nearby Fifth Avenue and Macy’s. You will also find an abundance of bars and restaurants surrounding the hotel.

Important Dates


12 December 2016: Pilgrimage launched
11 April 2017: Balance due date
8 May 2017: Depart Knock 13.00; Arrive New York JFK 15.05
9 May 2017: Private event for the official welcome of the Knock to New York Historical Tour
11 May 2017: Irish evening of Music & Fun “New York Style”
13 May 2017: Requiem Mass in Old St. Patrick's Cathedral
14 May 2017: Mass of Thanks in New St. Patrick's Cathedral
14 May 2017: Depart New York JFK 18.30
15 May 2017: Arrive Knock 06.00


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