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The Saint Patrick Centre

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Address: Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 4461 9000
09:00 - 17:00
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USD 7.13*
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Saint Patrick Centre Admission Ticket
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USD 54.17*
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Belfast Day Trip from Dublin

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An excellent new centre

This was an unexpectedly good new centre right in the heart of Downpatrick. It does an excellent job of explaining the historical Patrick as we know him through his letters. Saint... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was an unexpectedly good new centre right in the heart of Downpatrick. It does an excellent job of explaining the historical Patrick as we know him through his letters. Saint Patrick was a remarkable man with many associations in the surrounding area. (The centre also covers some of the legends that have grown up around Saint Patrick). The centre... More 

Thank Mikeya_8
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were here on a mini pilgrimage - from Saul to Downpatrick Cathedral. This is a most impressive venue. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, and the self-guided tour through the building is excellent, with top quality AV throughout. We had lunch in the upstairs cafe - or rather in the beautiful gardens outside. The soup was very... More 

Thank Sanz1820
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We went to information Center first thing when we arrived in Downpatrick. The staff were extremely helpful in giving information and resources to help us. They also pointed us in the right direction to find what we were looking for. Go there first to make your time there better.

Thank pat4peggy
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Visited coffee shop here on a recent trip to Downpatrick. Lovely location upstairs (but wheelchair accessible) looking out onto a beautiful garden through which you can climb up to the Cathedral - also well worth a visit. We had lovely coffee and delicious home made scones.

Thank Hanbanan3
Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We visited this centre in August and were impressed with the standard of the presentation on St Patrick and the associated history of Ireland. Dr Tim Campbell was extremely informative and gave us a great insight into St Patrick's inlfuence on Ireland. The Centre is very well set up and has a very nice cafe where we had a lovely... More 

Thank Phil M
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Informative and great combined with tour of cathedral and alleged grave of the saints. Very nice film presentation and on site authority who was very friendly and helpful.

Thank MikeJennyQ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for a few moments chill out time if visiting Downpatrick. Really pleasant cafe with a panoramic window looking out onto a beautifully tended garden that is set into the side of the hilltop which sits the cathedral. My visit here was by chance having taken some time out on a Sunday afternoon after work to... More 

Thank Stephen L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We really enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about his life and times and writings - some people strolled through and didn't look at the videos etc - we did and it was worthwhile

Thank Louise B
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Well documented and informative exhibition and travelogue on the life of St Patrick. Went to see the grave at Down Cathedral and then walked down to the centre.

Thank crowbird
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The museum is a must see location in Northern Ireland. The exhibit tells the story of St Patrick and of christian history in Ireland.

Thank ChristopherAuckland

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