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 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
DOWN COUNTY MUSEUM
Down County Museum The Mall, English Street Downpatrick
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
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 Road Downpatrick
County Down, BT30 9AT
+44 (0) 28 9054 3034
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
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.