Every year, since 1971, Order of Malta Ireland has been bringing pilgrims, many requiring full round the clock medical assistance, to Lourdes, as part of the International Order of Malta Pilgrimage.

It is one of the most important events on the Order of Malta calendar, and is always a wonderful success. This success is only made possible by the hundreds of volunteers who give up their time and expertise to provide care and assistance.


Order of Malta Ireland holds a four day pilgrimage to Knock Shrine each year which culminates in special ceremonies at the Basilica. Members of the Irish Association joined by Ambulance Corps volunteers and guests from around Ireland.

Auberge of Knock

The Order of Malta Auberge is located just 300 metres from Ireland’s National Marian Shrine at Knock. It is the perfect place to experience the peace and tranquility of this sacred place. The Order of Malta provides a warm Irish welcome and a wide range of comfortable rooms at reasonable rates.

The Auberge is an impressive single story building with 23 bedrooms, a dining room and meeting rooms. The Auberge is open to the public, offering comfortable accommodation in the heart of the village of Knock.

Home cooked food is available for residents and members of the public from 8am – 8pm daily. Those interested in booking accommodation for the pilgrimage season can do so by phoning 01-6430060 or email: aubergeknock@orderofmalta.ie