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The Saint Patrick Centre
Saint Patrick Centre, County Armagh
Saint Patrick's Centre

The Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick is the starting point for any visitor who wishes to know more about Ireland’s patron saint.

‘Ego Patricius’ – The Story of Saint Patrick

The exhibition explores the legacy of Patrick, ancient and modern, and recalls the saint’s own story – in his own words. A series of interactive displays allow visitors to explore how Patrick's legacy developed in early Christian times and reveals the fabulous artwork and metalwork which was produced during this Golden Age. The exhibition also examines the major impact of Irish missionaries in Europe between the fifth and ninth centuries, a legacy which remains to this day.

The Centre also provides a cross-community Education Programme all year round for school groups of all ages, and adult community groups based on the life of Patrick.

Restaurant, shop, conference facilities and art gallery.

For information on the St. Patrick Centre, please visit www.saintpatrickcentre.com

The Ulster History Circle have erected a Blue Plaque at the centre dedicated to the Scholar, poet and bishop, Aodh Mac Aingil 1571-1626. Mac Aingil was tutor to the sons of Hugh O'Neill, and was sent as special messenger to the Court of Spain to solicit aid for the Ulster forces. He entered the Franciscan order, and in 1626 the Pope nominated him Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, but he died of a fever before he could return.

Opening times

January- December:

Monday-Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Sunday- Closed,

St Patrick's Day- 09:00 - 18:00

July-August:

Monday-Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Sunday- 13:00 - 17:00

Price list

Adults- £5.50

Children- £3

Concession- £3.75

Family- £13

(2 Adults & 2 Children)

Adult Groups- £3.50

(25 or more)

Children's Groups- £2.50

(25 or more)

Senior Citizen Groups- £3.50

(25 or more)

Auditorium Only- £3

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Family Discount
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • WiFi
  • Parking Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Picnic Area
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

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Facilities

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Family Discount
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • WiFi
  • Parking Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Picnic Area
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
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The Saint Patrick Centre

Address
53A Market Street
Downpatrick
County Down
BT30 6LZ
Phone number
T: (028) 4461 9000
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