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Saint Patrick and Christian Heritage Events

Events take place around the region on Saint Patrick's Day and throughout the year to celebrate Patrick and our Christian Heritage. 

 

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In the Footsteps of St Patrick, Downpatrick

Although everyone has heard of St Patrick, not everyone is familiar with the places around Downpatrick and County Down where he first established Christian communities and churches in the local landscape.

The aim of this exhibition produced by Down County Museum, is to explore some of the local sites, monuments and archaeological discoveries which are linked to the early missionary work of St Patrick and his followers, and to his Early Christian legacy in County Down.

This PEACE III funded display, featuring stunning photographs, is in English and Polish and is accompanied by a free booklet also in both languages.

This project has been funded by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by the North Down, Ards and Down Councils’ Cluster.

The Power of Place: Photographs by Patricia Pyne, Downpatrick

In early 2014 Down County Museum commissioned fine art photographer Patricia Pyne to photograph a selection of early Christian and medieval sites in County Down. The results are displayed in this dramatic and thought-provoking exhibition which captures the hidden beauty of our ecclesiastical heritage.
A Graduate in Medieval and Modern Languages and Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, Patricia Pyne has developed a reputation as a stylish and creative photographer, with a breadth of subject covering all of Ireland but dealing mainly with the ancient Province of Ulster. Whilst her particular interests lie in the history of photography, she approaches her work with a modern sensibility, playing a key role in the exploration of the medium as an art form. Her work has previously been displayed in a number of venues including Down Arts Centre and the Linen Hall Library in Belfast.

Abbots, Priests and Pilgrims Coach Tour, Newtownards

Established under the Church of St Patrick, Christianity was promoted by the impressive priories and abbeys of the Anglo-Normans. This tour traces the rise of Christianity in the Ards Peninsula, beginning at Nendrum, one of Ireland's finest examples of a 5th century island monastery. The tour also visits the Priory and Grey Abbey.

Strangford Lough Boat Tour, Newtownards

Take time away from the fast pace of everyday life and experience the serenity of a trip around the beautiful and mystical Strangford Lough.

Strangford Lough Boat Tour, Newtownards

Take time away from the fast pace of everyday life and experience the serenity of a trip around the beautiful and mystical Strangford Lough.

Bangor Christian Heritage Walk, Bangor

Trace the steps of canons, priests and pilgrims.

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