The Saint Patrick Centre in County Down

If you are in Northern Ireland then why not pop in and visit the Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick! The Centre is full of incredible tales and stories of the famous Saint Patrick! Add this activity to your stack and you won’t regret it with a day full of learning and heritage!

Why should I visit The Saint Patrick Centre?

The Saint Patrick Centre is one of Northern Ireland's leading attractions and a must-see when travelling from Dublin to Belfast!

The Saint Patrick Centre is the only permanent exhibition in the world about Ireland’s famous patron saint!

The story of Northern Ireland starts at this centre, in the words of Saint Patrick himself! Explore Patrick’s life and legacy in the award-winning interactive galleries and IMAX experience at the centre as well as discovering their Art Gallery, Craft Shop and Garden Cafe with views to the Medieval Castle of Down where the National Grave of Saint Patrick is located!

Guests will also get the chance to journey to the incredible local sites that are associated with Patrick to discover Inch Abbey where the legends of the snakes were written and the first church in Ireland at Saul where Patrick died on March 17th 461 AD.

  • The centre is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Last exhibition admission at 4 pm
  • St Patrick’s Coastal Camino, Patrick and the Pagan Hills and Canoe Adventure experiences from £65 each per person
  • St Patrick’s Way and the Pilgrim’s Walk and Lunch experiences from £45 each per person


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