FAQs

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What languages does the Exhibition offer?

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The exhibition offers French, Italian, Spanish, Irish and German for Tour Groups only.

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Where is Saint Patrick’s Grave?

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Saint Patrick is buried on Cathedral Hill in the graveyard of Down Cathedral and can be accessed through the Gardens of the Saint Patrick Centre.

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Is Saint Patrick really buried there?

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Yes and according to legend, St. Brigid and St. Columcille also lie buried with St. Patrick, making the site especially revered as the final resting place of a trinity of saints important in Irish history and culture.

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Where was Saint Patrick from?

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St Patrick himself, in his autobiography (the “Confessio”) apparently says that “the town of his father” (probably his own birthplace) was Bannavem Taburniae. Where this place was nobody seems to know: it’s generally assumed to have been in the west of Roman Britain, but guesses range from Dunbartonshire in the south-west of Scotland down to Devon in the south-west of England.

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Does the Centre accept Euros?

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No, we only accept Sterling but we also accept all credit and visa cards including American express

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Is there disabled parking at the Centre?

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Yes it is located in the pre-pay car park opposite the main building.

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Can I park at Saint Patrick’s Grave?

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Yes there is free car parking located at the Down Cathedral but it is extremely limited. There are two free car parks beside the saint Parick Centre and one pre-pay car park. A smooth path can take you all the way to Down Cathedral from these car parks.

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Is there access from the Saint Patrick Terraced Garden to the Grave and Cathedral?

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Yes, but only during Café opening hours from 9 am- 4 pm Monday to Saturday.

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