Knock is a small village in Mayo County. The closest airport, West Ireland Airport (NOC), is only 20 kilometres away in Charlestown, Mayo County. The airport is the fourth busiest airport in the country. About 750,000 passengers used this airport in 2017.
The cheapest time to visit the village of Knock is in the winter season; in December, January and February. Apart from the week before and after Christmas, Knock can offer the cheapest flights and lowest fares on accommodations. It rains a lot in the winter but if you bring an umbrella along, this low season can be an opportunity in disguise to get around Knock cheaply.
The best time to visit Knock is from June to September when the temperatures are the warmest and the sun shines the clouds away. It rains often in Knock, but the summer showers are brief and they keep the air clean. The oceanic climate keeps the temperature between 0°C and 25°C year around. Try to visit the village in June to avoid the crowds of July and August.
Knock is surrounded by beauty and greenery. The fields and hills of the village make you decelerate from moving at the pace of city life. In Knock, you can breathe easy and enjoy life the way it is meant to be enjoyed, with nature, friends and family.
Mayo Cancer Support charity throws a fundraiser party called the Partry FolkFest in which Irish folk singers present their talent in mid-June. The finest food producers, restaurants and hoteliers of the region get to gather on the 1st of July to celebrate the Westport Food Festival. It’s a family event in which children can decorate cupcakes while the adults are taught how to forage for mushrooms. The Geesala Festival in August brings the finest horses and dogs to the village. The competitive event is electrifying and engaging for the entire family.
The best way around Knock is either on foot for short distances where you can enjoy the scenery or the bus for longer commutes. The bus network is efficient and punctual.
There are not many five star hotels in Knock but the cosy cottages and the holey environment of the village make it an unforgettable experience.