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  1. Children taking part in St Patrick's Day Parade.
    St. Patrick's Day Parades will be the centre of celebrations in Downpatrick and Newry on St Patrick’s Day. Led by Saint Patrick himself, the Parades on Thursday 17 March will offer a feast for eyes and ears as swirling dancers, community floats and costumed characters entertain the crowds.
    1. Performers walking down Market Street in Downpatrick as part of the St Patrick's Day parade.
      St. Patrick's Day Parades will be the centre of celebrations in Downpatrick and Newry on St Patrick’s Day. Led by Saint Patrick himself, the Parades on Thursday 17 March will offer a feast for eyes and ears as swirling dancers, community floats and costumed characters entertain the crowds.
      1. Culture
        A Cultural day of Irish dance and music at the Saint Patrick Centre.
        1. Conference
          One Day Conference on Saint Patrick and Early Christian Ireland.
          1. Conference
            Two Day Conference on Saint Patrick and Early Christian Ireland
            1. Culture
              Three day conference on Saint Patrick's Day and Early Christian Ireland Conference
              1. Travel to 5th Century Ireland
                Walk to the place that Saint Patrick landed on Strangford Lough
                1. Travel to 5th Century Ireland
                  Walk to the place that Saint Patrick landed on Strangford Lough
                  1. Woman smiling on a great paddle board session - Carlingford Lough
                    Begin the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in style by joining us on the water for a paddle board event on the beautiful shoreline of Warrenpoint, Carlingford Lough
                    1. Open Canoeing  Castlewellan Lake
                      Join us at the Mourne Outdoor Festival for our BIG 'Traditional' Paddy Paddle Experience, as we celebrate St Patricks Day in a style similar to that of Patrick when he first arrived locally… by Canoe… or SUP Board… or Kayak… it's your choice!
                      1. Feast/ Melissa McCabe
                        Join us as we celebrate our farmers, chefs, foragers, distilleries and artisans at the movable food and drink Street Feast in Newry Market, 18 March.
                        1. Newry Town Hall
                          Learn about the rich history of Newry on this walking tour of the city.
                          1. The Saint Patrick Centre is the starting point for any visitor who wishes to know more about Ireland’s patron saint. The exhibition Ego Patricius – The Story of St. Patrick, explores Patrick’s legacy, and recalls the saint’s story, in his own words.
                            1. Saint Patrick's Story
                              Visit Mourne is the home of Ireland’s most famous son, Saint Patrick. Patrick spent his adult life preaching around Ireland, based largely in County Down. Follow in Patrick’s footsteps, and learn about the Ireland he inhabited all the way back in the 5th century.
                            2. Walk in the footsteps of Saint Patrick on Saint Patrick’s Way and discover his story with our Pilgrim Guides around the beautiful medieval town of Downpatrick.
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                            1. Accommodation
                              Sleep in towering castles, in quaint cottages, or camp under the stars. Visit Mourne has plenty of places for you to rest your weary head before going on your next giant adventure. This region boasts incredible stays. Holiday in one of our internationally recognised hotels or stay at one of our acclaimed B&Bs. Be prepared for scenic views, comfortable beds, and service and hospitality you’ll never forget.
                            2. Food & Drink
                              Visit Mourne is the heartland of fresh produce. Our rolling pastures sweep down to an abundant coastline. As the home of Northern Ireland’s largest fishing fleet and some of the country’s most experienced farmers, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Come and try the freshest ingredients at Visit Mourne.
                            3. Walking Holidays
                              There are few places on the island better suited to the walker than Visit Mourne. With almost one hundred different mountain peaks, a feast of forest trails and a seemingly endless choice of river, lake and seaside strolls, you’ll need a good strong pair of shoes to tackle everything this place has to offer.
                            4. Getting to Visit Mourne
                              Visit Mourne is close to everywhere and the start of your exploration is merely a hop, skip and jump away no matter where on the island of Ireland or further afield you’re starting from. What ever way you travel, an hour or two by plane, train, boat, bus or car is usually all it takes to get you here. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you embrace our giant spirit. So let’s find somewhere to get you started.
                            5. Offers
                              We love to welcome visitors and, with plenty of options and places to stay, Visit Mourne has bargains galore. Let us share them with you and help you find a great offer on your dream visit.
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