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The Saint Patrick Centre


Be ready for a new experience after Lockdown and bring family and friends on St Patrick’s Way in 2021 in Downpatrick.

This unique experience – a guided pilgrim walk, bus tour or canoe trip– in the beauty of St Patrick’s Country, Downpatrick and Newcastle – can be given as a gift for the forthcoming tourist season (April onwards). Walking Tours start again on 26th May.

Just find a tour you like here, e-mail us on info@saintpatrickcentre.com and we will help you book it.

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Our new Podcast Series to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Saint Patrick Centre continues. Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern – who continues to work in peacebuilding – speaks to Saint Patrick Centre pilgrim guides Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly about the peace process, life in lockdown, St Patrick and the importance of his faith.

Recorded before the First Minister and DUP Leader Arlene Foster resigned.



Week of Free Entrance and Discounts to Celebrate Return from Lockdown



St Patrick Centre. Picture by Bernie Brown 07831 164371 bbphotographic.co.uk


Free tickets are now on offer for visitors to The Saint Patrick Centre Downpatrick to celebrate the end of lockdown.

The Exhibition will open on Monday May 24th to the public who will go free for the whole week until Saturday May 29th.

“We want to celebrate in the Spirit of St Patrick and invite everyone to enjoy our exhibition, our new-look shop and café,” said Dr Tim Campbell. “This has been a difficult year for everyone and we want to give something back to the community who have been so supportive of us. We are also offering 20% off our entire shop range for the week.”

“2021 marks a significant milestone for the Centre. It’s our Twentieth anniversary year as the only permanent exhibition to St Patrick in the world. We look forward to opening our doors to everyone.”

Dr Campbell said the Centre was also looking forward to launching its guided walks – along with a new canoeing adventure – this month through to October.

“This is a great way to get out and meet new people, learn about our heritage and boost mental health.”

Donna McLaughlin, manager of Saint Patrick’s Shop said the shop had been transformed during lockdown with new ranges including occasional furniture.

“We are looking forward to welcoming everyone into see our new ranges and industrial style accessories with an opening week offer of 20% off our entire stock for one week. We have the new season range of Knight and Day Jewellery and an extensive new supply of the brand Powder UK including scarves, sunglasses, funky socks and handbags. “

Ryan French of Ryan’s Garden Café said a special menu including St Patrick’s Guinness burger was being introduced, along with a new range of artisan tray bakes, “Cakes by Pheebes” recently featured in “Taste of Ulster.”

“We are also offering a free filter coffee or tea to anyone who orders a main course,” said Ryan. “

“Our café has been refurbished with new furniture and a layout that is very user friendly with an open plan.

“Our walled garden is very charming and is a hidden gem with a continental feel in the heart of Downpatrick.”

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Opening Hours

The Saint Patrick Centre Shop< Saint Patrick centre Exhibition and garden Cafe are all now fully open Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm.  We are booking Walking Tours. 
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