FULL DAY Saint Patrick’s Way – Downpatrick Camino and Lunch
£65 Full Day, 18 miles Reasonably High level of Fitness Recommended
Group Tour Discounts (10 or more) – Call for Details.
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9.00 am
We suggest moderate fitness level required for mornings, good level for afternoons and high level for epic 18 miles full day walk. Rainproof gear sunscreen, small backpacks recommended. Stout footwear essential.
St Patrick’s Pilgrim Walk Downpatrick is an epic adventure which can be done in one whole day (not for the faint-hearted) or over two half days, a morning and an afternoon. The guides recommend that the walk be done in two half days as the single day requires a high level of fitness.
Discover the amazing story of Saint Patrick at the Saint Patrick Centre and walk in his footsteps on our Pilgrim’s Way around the Medieval Town of Downpatrick. Explore the stunning countryside and visit important sites in Patrick’s story with our experienced guides including Adoration Sisters turned pilgrim guides Martina Purdy (Wed AM) and Elaine Kelly (Thurs PM) who participate throughout both days. Once professional talkers now professional walkers the former-BBC political correspondent and former-barrister will bring Saint Patrick’s story to life and discuss spiritual aspects of his journey. Have a Pilgrim’s Lunch at The Barn in Saul (included).
Martina and Elaine spent five years in the convent as Adoration Sisters before they had to leave when their congregation grew too small to continue. Join them on their own spiritual journey with Saint Patrick.
The Pilgrim’s Walk an is completely guided, follows paths and country roads and observes social distancing principles. It can be complete in a day doing the entire trail or as two half-day trips. The tour always starts from the Saint Patrick Centre.
Visit the Saint Patrick Centre Exhibition, see the Mound of Down where the Battle of Downpatrick took place and explore Inch Abbey where the legend of the snakes was written. Walk the beautiful banks of the River Quoile and discover Patrick’s first church in Ireland at Saul. Lunch at the Barn at Saul.
After lunch stroll to Saint Patrick’s RC Church to see Saint Patrick’s Altar Stone and outstanding Harry Clarke stained Glass windows. Walk to the top of Slieve Patrick and see the tallest statue of Saint Patrick in the World before exploring country lanes leading to the first healing wells in Ireland at Struell. Return to Downpatrick to see the mosaic shrine to Saint Patrick in Saint Patrick’s Church and complete your walk at the Medieval Cathedral of Down and Saint Patrick’s Grave. Finish at Denvir’s Coaching Inn.
Complete your day with a delicious 2 Course Dinner with tea/coffee in the Ireland’s oldest Coaching Inn including a complementary glass of prosecco to celebrate your completion of the Pilgrimage. £16.50 pp. 2 Courses. £20 3 Courses
Stay overnight in Denvir’s Hotel -Ireland’s oldest coaching inn and enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast.£80 per couple sharing. £50 Single.
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