Saint Patrick Centre

the story of Ireland starts here.

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The Saint Patrick Centre is the only permanent exhibition in the World about Ireland’s Patron Saint. The History of Ireland starts here in Patrick’s words, which guide you through our amazing multimedia exhibition. Located 2 Hours north of Dublin and 35 minutes south of Belfast beside Saint Patrick’s Grave with a fantastic Craft Store and incredible Garden Cafe. This needs to be your first stop in Ireland.  

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New Exhibition Opens

The Saint Patrick Centre, winner of Tourism NI’s most Innovative Tourism Business in 2022, has launched its new Saint Patrick Exhibition. The Centre worked with  Ireland’s leading exhibition designer Tandem Design and Dublin’s most creative digital production team, NoHo, to create a remarkable and inspiring new exhibition fit for Ireland’s greatest cultural export – Saint Patrick.
Work had been ongoing over the last year and we are looking forward to welcoming visits to experience and entirely new exhibition .  Book HERE

Saint Patrick’s Coastal Camino

from £65.00 (5th May – 8th Sept)

Travel by coach to Ballyhornan Beach for a spectacular coastal walk along sandy trails and cliff-tops en-route to Saint Patrick’s Well by the sea. Walk to the historic Ardtole church before discovering the charming medieval port of Ardglass and lunch at the oldest golf club in the World. 

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Saint Patrick's Camino Downpatrick

from £45.00  (29th April – 16th September)

St Patrick’s Pilgrim Walk Downpatrick is one of our epic adventures. Discover the amazing story of Saint Patrick on this guided walk. View experiences below to see all our Camino experiences.

The Journey

The Journey - 5 days & 4 nights

£850 Inclusive  24th-28th April/ 17th-21st July

Escape the age of overwhelm in this unique journey of mind, soul and body in Saint Patrick’s County. This includes a five days of activities and a five night stay in an Irish Monastic Retreat.

Want more to see more? Check out our full list of bookable experiences.

Join our Walking Festival

The Saint Patrick Centre invites you to join us for our international walking festival from the 12th-17th June 2023. Throughout the week the Saint Patrick Centre and local walking groups in County Down will be hosting a variety of walks in and around Saint Patrick’s Country. Most are free whilst others require tickets – check it out HERE

Latest News

St Patrick's Centre Visitor Services


We have the only permanent exhibition in the World about Ireland’s Patron Saint. 

Group Bookings

We welcome you and your clients to this stunning visitor centre with a personal service.

Conference Rooms

The perfect venue for conferences and events with various sized conference rooms.


Experience Patrick’s life in his own words with workshops available for schools!

Friends of St Patrick

Charities set up across the USA and Canada to learn more about the Saint Patrick Centre.


Questions directly from our visitors or learn more before making your visit!

Opening Times

The story of Ireland starts here. Plan your trip and learn about the story of Patrick.

About St Patrick

Learn everything you need to know about St Patrick with our fantastic resources!


Stephen A

April 9, 2022

Lunch Time Visit

We were given re fills of coffee while we waited for our lunch to arrive. The food arrived a short time later and was presented excellent. Niall is an excellent credit... [read more]

Sarah M

August 3, 2021

Definitely worth a visit for local information and great gifts

Was surprised to see this feature in such a small town but excellent information available and great location.

Hayley M

July 5, 2021

Perfect way to spend a Saturday

Had a brilliant day doing the Newcastle section of the walk. Guides Martina and Elaine were superb – friendly, fun and knowledgeable. Started off with lovely… [read more]

Want more to read more? Check out all of our excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.

Find Us

The Saint Patrick Centre,
Saint Patrick’s Square,
Market Street, Downpatrick,
BT30 6LZ

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