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Slemish Mountain, Ballymena

Slemish Mountain, the legendary first known Irish home of Saint Patrick, is located close to Broughshane in Co. Antrim.

Down County Museum, Downpatrick

Down County Museum is located in the old county Gaol of Down. It houses fascinating exhibitions on the history of Down as well as restored cells with life-size figures of prisoners and their gaolers.

Killevy (Killeavy) Old Churches, Newry

The site contains two early churches situated back to back. Even earlier, it was the site of a monastery founded by St. Moninna (517) as one of the most important monasteries for nuns in Medieval Ireland.

Bangor Abbey, Bangor

Founded in 558AD the main body of the building dates from 1830's, the tower from 15th century and steeple dates around 1693. Interesting gravestones include a memorial to the assistant surgeon of the Titanic, local man John Edward Simpson.

The Saint Patrick Centre, Downpatrick

The Saint Patrick Centre is the starting point for any visitor who wishes to know more about Ireland’s patron saint. The exhibition Ego Patricius – The Story of St. Patrick, explores Patrick’s legacy, and recalls the saint’s story, in his own words.

Áras an Chairdinéil Ó Fiaich Cardinal O'Fee Heritage Centre, Cullyhanna, Newry

The centre, which was opened in June 1995, contains photographs and memorabilia relating to the late cardinal. You can also listen to songs and poems from South Armagh. There is also a esearch library and archives for students and adults.

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