Knockadoon is a Catholic youth camp run by the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans) in Ireland under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary and St Dominic. It is situated in one of the most beautiful and picturesque areas of Ireland, a short distance from the town of Youghal on the east coast of Cork. It is an area of great natural beauty with scenic walking tracks and magnificent views of the Atlantic coast. It is an area of environmental importance, renowned for its many forms of bird and wildlife.
The mission of Knockadoon Camp is to bring young people into contact with the living Christ through the living and teaching of the Catholic Faith. It aims to provide an environment where each person is respected and cherished as a unique child of God and where the Catholic Faith is lived out with joy and charity. Young people who have spent time in the camp over the years have come away with so many happy memories of the joy, fun and friendship which they found on the camp. For so many people time spent in Knockadoon has been a life changing experience.
If you have a youth group that wishes to use the Camp or if you wish to use the camp for a conference or retreat in keeping with the Catholic values and ethos of the Camp, you are most welcome to contact us and make an arrangement.