Ireland - Northern Ireland


Downshire Civic Centre,
Downshire Estate, Ardglass Rd., Downpatrick, Co. Down
BT30 6RA
t: +44 (0)28 4461 0800

One of Ireland’s most ancient towns, it takes its name from a dún (fort), which stood on the hill that dominates the town where Down Cathedral stands. Attractions include The Saint Patrick Visitor Centre; Down County Museum - in the former Gaol; Down Cathedral, a place of pilgrimage & prayer, open to visitors (the remains of St. Patrick are reputedly buried adjacent to here); Downpatrick & County Railway - Ireland’s only full sized heritage railway built on the town’s former rail-link to Belfast. Sat Nav: 54.3288, -5.7157