Saint Patrick Centre

the story of Ireland starts here.

st patricks symbol

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.  

Select your experience

st patrick centre exhibition

St Patrick's Centre Exhibition

from £5.75

Explore St Patrick through the voice of internationally renowned Irish actor, Ciaran Hinds as he gives St Patrick a voice and narrates us in Patrick’s own words through his life and adventures. 

down camino image

Saint Patrick's Camino Downpatrick

from £40.00

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

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.

New stock in our online shop

The Saint Patrick Centre Gift Shop is the best retail venue for tourists visiting Northern Ireland and provides a wide range of traditional crafts, books, apparel, accessories and jewellery. 

Shop online to sample our range.

st patrick centre shop

Latest News

The Journey

Welcome to The Journey Pilgrims who are walking Saint Patrick’s Way with Sister Martina Purdy and Sister Elaine Kelly this week in …

The Artists Drawn Together Summer Exhibition makes a welcome return to the Saint Patrick Centre Art Gallery throughout July. In Aid of …

2022 young ambassadors

Young Ambassadors 2022

A wonderful two weeks in June with our Young Ambassadors who were chosen by our Friends groups in America and Canada to …

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

Opening hours
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm July/August