• 1 The Saint Patrick Centre
    The Saint Patrick Centre is the only permanent exhibition in the World dedicated to Ireland's Patron Saint.
  • 2 Inch Abbey
    This Cistercian Abbey was founded by John de Courcy in 1180, who led the 1177 Anglo-Norman invasion of East Ulster.
  • 3 Down Cathedral
    Down Cathedral is a Church of Ireland cathedral. It stands on the site of a Benedictine Monastery, built in 1183.
  • 4 Down County Museum
    Welcome to Down County Museum where the rich heritage of County Down is brought to life.

Welcome to DOWNPATRICK

Welcome to visitdownpatrick.com, a new and exciting online guide to Downpatrick - County Down in Northern Ireland. At the minute, we're building our site information but in the meantime you can visit the sites of the towns main attractions by selecting a location from the menu.

DOWN CATHEDRAL

Down Cathedral
Cathedral Office

English Street, Downpatrick

County Down, BT30 6AB

+44 (0) 28 4461 4922
+44 (0) 28 4461 4456
info@downcathedral.org
www.downcathedral.org

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Down Cathedral is a Church of Ireland cathedral. It stands on the site of a Benedictine Monastery, built in 1183. Saint Patrick's remains are buried in the graveyard. Magnificent stain glass windows, box pews and beautiful organ case enhance this interesting building. Facilities include souvenir shop and toilets.

Opening Hours:-
Monday - Saturday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Sunday - 2.pm to 5.00pm

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DOWN COUNTY MUSEUM

Down County Museum
The Mall, English Street
Downpatrick

County Down, BT30 6AH

+44 (0) 28 4461 5218
+44 (0) 28 4461 5590
info@downcountymuseum.com
www.downcountymuseum.com

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Welcome to Down County Museum where the rich heritage of County Down is brought to life in fascinating exhibitions, lively events, hands-on activities and award winning education programmes.
 

The museum is located in the historic buildings of the eighteenth century County Gaol of Down. In addition to walking through the restored complex complete with cells, visitors can learn more about 9000 years of human history in County Down in the newly launched exhibitions Down Through Time.

 

 

Living History Exhibition

Who are the prisoners in the cells?, What are their crimes?, Have they been justly sentenced?, Are any due to be transported to Australia?, What was it like in the gaol 200 years ago?, What did they eat?, Who were the staff?

There’s only one way to find out-come and meet them!

Every Saturday in July & August 2010 2pm to 4.30pm

INCH ABBEY

inch Abbey
Inch Abbey Road
Downpatrick

County Down, BT30 9AT

+44 (0) 28 9054 3034

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This Cistercian Abbey was founded by John de Courcy in 1180, who led the 1177 Anglo-Norman invasion of East Ulster. The ruins are set in a beautiful location beside the River Quoile, with distant views towards de Courcy's cathedral town of Downpatrick.
 

Facilities: guided tours available, picnic area and parking.

 

 

 

Cistercian Monk at Inch Abbey

Learn about the daily routines of monastic life at this tranquil, picturesque abbey with our Cistercian Monk

Event time: 1:30pm to 5.30pm on both days

Saturday, 10 July 2010 and Sunday, 11 July 2010

 

Saturday, 17 July 2010 and Sunday, 18 July 2010

 

Saturday, 24 July 2010 and Sunday, 25 July 2010

 

Saturday, 31 July 2010 and Sunday, 01 August 2010

 

Saturday, 07 August 2010 and Sunday, 08 August 2010
 

Saturday, 14 August 2010 and Sunday, 15 August 2010

 

Saturday, 21 August 2010 and Sunday, 22 August 2010

 

Saturday 28 August and Sunday 29th August

 

Saturday 4th September and Sunday 5th September

 

Saturday 11th September and Sunday 12th September

SAINT PATRICK CENTRE

The Saint Patrick Centre
53a Lower Market Street

Downpatrick

County Down, BT30 6LZ

+44 (0) 28 4461 4922
+44 (0) 28 4461 4456
info@downcathedral.org
www.downcathedral.org

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The Saint Patrick Centre is the only permanent exhibition in the World dedicated to Ireland's Patron Saint and one of the top tourist destinations in Ireland. Situated in the heart of Saint Patrick's Country, beside Down Cathedral and Patrick's Grave, we are just 2 hours north of Dublin and 40 minutes south of Belfast.

The Centre provides a cutting edge interactive exhibition about the life and legacy of Patrick and is a central hub on the new Saint Patrick's Trail through Counties Armagh and Down. As a non-profit organisation we provide reconciliation education programs to thousands of children in Northern Ireland every year as well as running cross border and international youth programs. The Friends of Saint Patrick is a support organisation which is growing around the World to make people aware of our work and the new Northern Ireland.

Opening Hours:

Oct – Mar 10.00am – 5.00pm

Apr – May & Sept 9.30am – 5.30pm

June – Aug 9.30am – 6.00pm