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Celebrate St Patrick's Day at Down County Museum

Down County Museum, The Mall, English Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6AH
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Family fun abounds at the Down County Museum, Downpatrick this St Patrick's Day.

Before and after the Downpatrick parade, come and spend some time with us enjoying entertainment, music, dancing and craft, as well as our wonderful museum collections. We will also have a harpist playing at Down County Museum.  And it's all free!

Children's Crafts with Aine & Leontia Drop-in sessions from 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 4pm.

Main Gallery: Aine Murray: St Brigid’s Crosses, Lisa Murray: Mono printing demonstration and Joanne Donnelly, Plant demonstration.

Brennan Miskelly McCormick School of Irish Dancing from 11.30am-12noon and 3.30pm - 4pm the talented dancers from will dazzle us with their flying feet.

Sensory Play with Splat Messy Play from 11.30am until 4 pm in Lunch Room (designed especially for children who may require additional support and who may find the parade overwhelming).

We will have live music from some returning favourites including Newtownards Silver Band, Downpatrick Comhaltas and piper Danny McGreevey!

Frankie Magilligan, Dr. Nick and Mr Wizzy will entertain with shows from 11.30am and 3pm together with circus entertainment throughout the day.

And of course, our museum collections are open to inspire and intrigue all day from 10am to 4.30pm.

We also have harpist Sarah McVeigh performing outside Down  Arts Centre on Irish Street  Do join us in Down County Museum this St Patrick's Day!

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Season (17 Mar 2024)
Sunday10:00 - 16:30

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Entrance to Down County Museum, DownpatrickDown County Museum, DownpatrickDown County Museum is located in the old county Gaol of Down. It houses fascinating exhibitions on the history of Down as well as restored cells with life-size figures of prisoners and their gaolers.

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