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The Saint Patrick Centre

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Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a dreary November afternoon. The museum was nearly empty, but a toasty refuge. The story of St Patrick is broken down chronologically through a series of audio-visual displays the wend through the center. (6 - 8 language options available) At the end...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank HMFEDix
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I was on a tour of Ireland with 45 other Americans and the center and the cathedral were the first visit on our journey to Northern Ireland. Dr. Campbell and staff were very helpful, the video showed the dramatic impact that Saint Patrick has on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building, lovely well informed staff. Well worth a visit if you’re into history. Great gift shop and a very nice restaurant

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank paulmccartan
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This a nice facility In the heart of Downpatrick. Lower level consists of retail store but a nice cafe upstairs. Very close to the wonderful prison museum and the cathedral.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

A very enjoyable experience. The experience uses visual displays to good effect providing a good insight into St. Patrick’s life and times. Allow 90 mins to see it all

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here at the beginning of a tour of Ireland. I was a little skeptical about it, but it really was worthwhile. Watch a short 3D video to learn about the real St Patrick. Walk up to see his grave and spend time in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Begin your educational journey of the life of St. Patrick here. See a video of his life and devotion to God. You will learn things thing or be reintroduced to stuff you may have forgotten. The gift shop is nice but just up the hill,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit especially at Christmas when the grotto is there. But they also have beautiful jewellery at amazing prices. Would definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

A great place to gather info for the St Patrick's trail. loads of info on other must see places. But the kids loved the gift shop! A huge selection of goodies

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

A very interesting exhibition on the life of St Patrick. Excellent for those wanting to learn about the life and times of Ireland’s patron saint. It is quite academic in places and my children struggled with the level of content. The IMAX experience is good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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April 1, 2018|
Response from Tim C | Property representative |
Hi there. I'd give about an hour at the Centre and a half day to include the other attractions. Thanks and looking forward to meeting you.
October 22, 2017|
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Response from Tim C | Property representative |
Hi Tina Yes we will hold your luggage behind reception while you visit. Best wishes St Patrick Centre Team
August 16, 2017|
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Response from Tim C | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Pets are welcome in the garden but only guide dogs are allowed in the building.