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St Patrick's Weekend Celebration (Theme: Light The Beacons)

Down Cathedral and Saint Patrick's Grave, 35 English Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6AB
Down Cathedral, Downpatrick lit up green to celebrate St Patrick's Festival.


'Light the beacons' is the theme for this year's annual St Patrick's Festival on Saturday 16 March 2024 at Down Cathedral.

9.15am Holy Communion - Saul Church
10.15am Pilgrimage from Saul Church to Down Cathedral
11.45am Cross Community Festival Service followed by Lighting of symbolic beacon and wreath laying ceremony at Patrick's Grave

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Opening Times

Season (16 Mar 2024)
Saturday09:30 - 16:00

What's Nearby

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Down Cathedral and Saint Patrick's Grave, DownpatrickDown Cathedral, a Cathedral of the Church of Ireland with magnificent stain glass windows, box pews and beautiful organ case was built in 1183 as a Benedictine Monastry. The patron saint, Patrick is believed to be buried in the nearby graveyard.

Downpatrick, English Street looking towards Down Arts CentreDownpatrick, County Down, DownpatrickDownpatrick (Dún Pádraig) is the County town of Down and is a Cathedral town and Downpatrick is the burial place of Saint Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. Downpatrick is one of Ireland's most historic towns and the largest town in the Lecale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

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English Street Downpatrick, BT30 6AB

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From Downpatrick Train Station its a short stroll to the Cathedral

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