You can actually light a virtual candle for someone in Knock (and who knew)

By Katy Thornton

June 2, 2022 at 3:44pm


Leaving Cert students, fear not. Sure you'll be passing your exams with flying colours with this technology on your side.


The sacred act of lighting a candle for someone for good luck has always been something that's filled us with hope. Just knowing your granny's friend's sister has lit a candle for you can go a long way in calming your nerves ahead of exams, or a job interview, or a presentation. Well it would appear Knock is taking this age old tradition into the modern day by creating a space to light a virtual candle, for when you simply don't have a candle or match available to you.

According to the website, for every virtual candle lighting, a real candle will be lit at Knock Shrine.

Lighting a candle for someone has been forever revolutionised. Where will technology go next?

With the Leaving Cert just around the corner, there may be a few students out there in need of a virtual candle lighting. If you know such a person and want to boost their luck a little, you can light a candle virtually HERE.


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