The Knock conference has moved out east

We have moved our annual conference from Knock to Glendalough Co. Wicklow.  Come and listen to a panel of four speakers who will speak about religious vocations. 

Dates: Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2023

Location: Laragh, Glendalough, County Wicklow. (The venue previously used in Knock is no longer available.)

Child-minding will be offered free of charge on the Saturday on site.

Register now

€30 if you book beforehand; €40 if you register at the door.


Watch the keynote address from the Knock conference in 2022 here.

2023 schedule

Friday 29 September

19.00 Traditional Irish music & social – Brockagh Resource Centre

21.20 Gather in front of the conference centre

21.30 Candlelit Rosary Procession

Saturday 30 September

9.00 Low Mass – Brockagh Resource Centre 

9.45 Breakfast (provided) – Brockagh Resource Centre

10.30 Conference begins – Brockagh Resource Centre

10.35 Fr Robert Brucciani: Opening Address

10.45 Mr John Smeaton: The Family - Bedrock of Vocations

11.40 Fr Patrick Abbet: Fostering Religious Vocations

12.30 Break for lunch (provided) - Brockagh Resource Centre

14.10 Religious Sister : The Consecrated Life 

15.15 Break for tea

16.00 Mrs Aoibheann Kelly: Purpose, Progress & Perfection 

16.40 Fr Patrick Kimball: Final Word

17.00 Break for supper (BYO)

19.00 Rosary – St Kevin's Church

19.30 Trivia Night – Brockagh Resource Centre

Sunday 1 October

10.00 Sung Mass – Brockagh Resource Centre OR St Saviour's Priory ruins (weather permitting)

12.00 Refreshments and Q&A with speakers – Brockagh Resource Centre