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The Saint Patrick Centre

Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4461 9000
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USD 7.77*
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2-Hour Tour of Downpatrick including Saint Patrick Centre
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USD 60.04*
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Belfast Day Trip from Dublin
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“gift shop” (17 reviews)
“cafe upstairs” (3 reviews)
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Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4461 9000
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Dr. Tim Campbell and staff have done a very interesting job of presenting the life, work and importance of Patrick in and for Ireland. It's well worth the trip. Be sure to sample the food in the café and leave time to shop in the...More

1  Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

On one of our last days visiting this region we visited this great place. Full of info and great giftware. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. Definitely one place to add to your list.

Thank Lynda R
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I organized a tour of Northern Ireland and Scotland. One of our stops was The St Patrick Center in Downpatrick. This is the only place dedicated to St Patrick. Little is known of his life. This Centre is dedicated to promoting Patrick's ideals and his...More

Thank SteveBins56308
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were lucky enough to get a presentation from the director Tim Campbell, ahem, *Dr* Tim Campbell :-) who was quite personable. I will never forget "432" again - the year St. Patrick came to Ireland. The presentations were very good, and we enjoyed the...More

Thank FSmall
Reviewed 7 May 2017

With car park at the front door, and Downpatrick Cathedral with the site of St Patrick's grave up the hill behind it, this is well worth a visit. Good for all ages interactive experience tells you all about St Patrick's life and influence. There is...More

Thank Alastair W
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Came in here with 0 expectation and was glad I did. There is a cute little cafe on the second level. Also, there is a gift shop with some really nice knitted wear. Stopped in at the tourism section and a nice lady name Una...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The Saint Patrick's Centre houses a tourist centre, gift shop, educational tour and cafe. I haven't done the tour but the shop has lots of lovely gifts and local wares. I regularly use the cafe for brunch and it is excellent. It's a wonderful enterprise...More

Thank enterprisingsoul
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to take our 2 kids to the Centre for somewhere different to go. We all enjoyed the walk through the modern exhibit and learning about St Patrick's heritage. There is a lovely reasonably priced cafe upstairs, outdoor space and a...More

Thank Roisin1981
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent spot next to church with Patricks grave. Great starting point to find out more about the saint esp if heading on the St Patricks Trail. Director Tim Campbell is lovely and all staff i came across were extremely friendly! Some of the exhibition could...More

Thank Kesadee
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I spent a wonderful afternoon at the St. Patrick's Centre. I loved the way the exhibits were set up and found the self tour very interesting and informative. After the tour, I enjoyed browsing in the gift shop, walked in the back garden and then...More

Thank macrussell333
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Tim C | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Pets are welcome in the garden but only guide dogs are allowed in the building.
27 March 2017|
Response from Tim C | Property representative |
Hi Sarah. We advise that younger children are more stimulated by the IMAX experience than the main exhibition and would suggest this would be the best way to plan a visit.