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Basic info and car hire in Knock Airport

  • IATA airport code: NOC

  • ICAO airport code: EIKN

  • Full name: Ireland West Airport Knock

  • Location: Charlestown, County Mayo

  • Hub for: N/A

  • Website: Please, visit the official Knock Airport website for a detailed overview 

  • Contact: +353 (0)94 9368100

  • Owner: Connacht Airport Development Company Ltd

  • Elevation: 665 ft/ 203 m

  • Number of runways: One

About Knock Airport

Ireland West Airport Knock is located in Charlestown, a town which serves as a favorite peaceful spot for a nice vacation. Knock Airport is fourth busiest airports in Ireland, having a flux of 703,727 passengers recorded in 2014. While Ireland is considered the land of natural beauty, County Mayo plays a significant role in it. Not only do you get to witness the modern infrastructure, complimenting the unparalleled natural beauty, Charlestown has all kinds of activities lined up for tourists to cherish a few miles from the Knock airport. If you plan to visit Charlestown, car hire at Knock airport will make your traveling easier.

Drive your rental car around Knock Airport

There are several places in Charlestown admired by tourists from all over the world; but there’s even more. Beyond the Charlestown, there are beautiful places all around County Mayo that are filled with serenity. In the following text, you will see some highly recommended places. Ireland has numerous tourist places spread throughout the Ireland, some of them are as follows. After renting your car from car hire at Knock airport, there are a number of options to choose from. If you are not on a short journey and you plan to enjoy your journey to the maximum, although the places are a at a distance from one another, it is recommended that you visit the places in an area and move to next area for another combination of beautiful places, just the way you will see it described here.

At a distance of about 20 miles, there are Castlebar, Octagon, and Murrisk, where there are lots of places worth visiting. National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is a perfect depiction of traditional life in Ireland from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. If you like history, the museum will give a complete knowledge of the agriculture, domestic life, clothing, hunting, textiles, fishing, and almost all factors in their lives. At a small distance from here, lies the National Famine Monument in Murrisk. It portrays the famine in an indescribable way that you begin to realise as you go closer to this monument. It also presents a silent, peaceful place to relax. Croagh Patrick is one of the oldest monasteries of Ireland. Grab your walking boots, rain gear, and water to experience the most pleasant hike in Ireland. The mountaintop gives spectacular views that are unrivalled.

After visiting the Castlebar, Octagon, and Murrisk, set yourelf on your journey further to Ceide Fields, Ballycastle, and Ballina. Ceide Fields are near a Neolithic site that is over 5000 years old. The amazing history is displayed in the building where there is a café for eating and restrooms as well. When you exit the building entering into the field it is a one-way passage, so make sure while entering the fields from the building that you don’t have to go all the way back to main entrance to the building. The field itself is a picturesque place with an astounding view of the beautiful ocean in its raw form, giving the very essence of nature in its unaltered form.

Very near to the Ceide Fields is Ballycastle. Downpatric Head, a place of significant geographical importance, is situated in the Ballycastle area. While the Downpatric Head gives exceptional, scenic views, it is very important that you take precaution with children and for yourself too, as the cliffs have no fence to preserve nature in its original form. From Ballycastle, make your way to Ballina where you will find several tourist attractions in a single place. Jackie Clarke Collection is a specialty museum with interactive displays that portray the history. Jackie Clarke gave an insight into everyday life in Ireland throughout various stages of his life. Ballina Dormen, Rosserk Friary, and Belleek Castle Museum are other highly recommended and most loved places in Ballina that will make your tour worthwhile without having to travel long distance.

Services in Knock Airport


Ireland West Executive Lounge brings the ease and comfort combined with all the amenities away from the hassle of Ireland West Airport. It provides complimentary refreshments, newspaper, live flight information, Wi-Fi, TV, and ISDN as well as analog lines for laptops. In order to avail the service, consult the staff on information desk.


A lot of shopping options, cafes, and restaurants are there in the Ireland West airport, where you can spend the waiting time with your family or buy gifts from duty free shops. There is a prayer room, currency exchange facility, bars, and also the facility of car hire at Knock Airport adds to your convenience if you wish to explore the city.


Other facilities include Business Park and special assistance for people with reduced mobility.

History of Knock Airport

The airport started operations in 1985 while the official opening had taken place in May 1986 with efforts of Monsignor Horan, whose bronze statue is still there at the airport. The airport was voted as the best airport in the region of Island in 2006 and 2009. A record number of 629,000 passengers used the airport in 2008 with a 13% increase as compared to the previous year. The airport continued to gain more passengers and progressed over the years, evolving into fourth busiest airport in Ireland.

Petrol stations near Knock Airport

Some gas stations near the Ireland West Airport in County Mayo are Cunniffe’s in Kilkelly, Freman’s Filling Station in Kilkelly, Hillside Filling Station on Ballyhaunis Road, and Jet Filling Station in Claremorris.