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“Well put together” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Saint Patrick Centre

The Saint Patrick Centre
Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
44-28-4461-9000
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Downpatrick
Type: Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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“Well put together”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Lovely centre full of interesting and relevant information. the cafe is run by students with learning difficulties and the food is lovely and very competitively priced. selection of nice, not tacky, irish souvenirs. Well wortha visit

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Visit Saul Church where St Patrick began it all.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

If you visit Downpatrick with the intention of exploring the story of St Patrick then you simply must include a visit to nearby Saul. Saul is where St Patrick is said to have landed and after converting the local chieftain he was given a parcel of land with a barn in which he could hold his services. This barn is long gone but now replaced with a small church on the same spot overlooking the region. It is beautiful and spiritual. You leave the town of Downpatrick - Saul is two miles along the Strangford Rd - follow the signs and you drive or walk up a small, narrow lane. Park at the top - keep well over to he verge - and you can wander into the grounds and also enter the church if it is open. This is a small isolated location with farms and houses surrounding. Don't visit without your camera! nearby is the large statue of St Patrick on Slieve Patrick - you park at the bottom and walk up the hill with various bronze plaques relating the St Patrick story. If you are visiting Downpatrick you cannot omit these important sites - Saul church is where it all began so go there.

Visited January 2012
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“St Patrick Centre, Downpatrick”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Everyone should visit to get the St Patrick Story right and to understand more about the live and times of St Patrick and what he did for us all. Welcoming and friendly staff await you!

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Albany, New York, United States
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“Apparently St. Patrick takes a holiday.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Don't go there out of season. Don't waste money on parking or anything because its likely that they will be showing Narnia instead of the promised film about St. Pats. By-pass the Centre and go straight to the gravesite and church. Parking is free and admission is as well. Plus it save walking up a huge hill and stairs. The woman in the gift shop at the Cathedral was much more informative and friendlier.

Visited November 2011
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