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Address: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-4461-4922
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Saint Patrick's grave

Very nice church, I'm guessing it was originally Catholic and changed to Anglican when the English did their thing in Northern Ireland. The stained glass was absolutely gorgeous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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Oxford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

In Down one grave three Saints doth fill, Patrick, Bridget and Columcille. This area of Lecale has a great Norse history. St Patrick in particular whose grave is in the Cathedral grounds and the Cathedral is generally open to visitors. There is an information centre below in Downpatrick which has lots of information on the history.

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Northern California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We made the long trip from California (obviously we were in Ireland for many other adventures) and this is out of the way. Glad we did stop here, but now I see there are probably and number of other things we should have gone to see.

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Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Simple and small cathedral, nothing special, on site guide likes to talk, outside St. Patrick, St. Colmcille and St. Brigid are all said to be buried in one grave

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Very beautiful Cathedral. When we were there - the BBC was doing a show with the Chorus for broadcast on St. Patricks Day. Nearby are the Pilgrimage sites foe his well and baths. Nice Gift shop too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very nice church, I'm guessing it was originally Catholic and changed to Anglican when the English did their thing in Northern Ireland. The stained glass was absolutely gorgeous, you need to go inside just for that. St. Patrick's grave wasn't much to look at but it's neat to say you were there. The cemetery itself is really cool. Take the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Beautiful old Cathedral, rich in the history of St. Patrick and what he did for Ireland; his reputed burial site is near the cathedral. Our guide/tour was very informative. Lovely area and well maintained.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Apparently this is the burial site of St Patrick and hence my visit but when I got there after along drive I was told its not the burial place of St Patrick. Church bog standard and small.My visit lasted about ten minutes at most.Wasent worth the effort I found Inch Abbey much better. Also very limited parking and the traffic... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Such a beautiful building , A stunning building set in a stunning environment , the views are amazing , but inside is steep in history well worth a visit, also the graveyard has the burial ground of st Patrick

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited Down Cathedral to visit St.Patrick's reputed burial site. It is marked by a huge boulder. The guided tour through the Cathedral was very well done and informative. It is said that many people took thimbles of dirt from the sight on their journey to the new World. Since it was raining did not spend enough time to explore the... More 

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Belmont, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A small but historic cathedral with a very informative tour guide. Don't miss the short walk to St. Patrick's burial site where you can spend a quiet moment. Allow 45 minutes for your visit.

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Address: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-4461-4922
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Downpatrick
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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