Downpatrick Museum

Saints and Scholars tour of medieval Downpatrick


2 hours

Tour Type

Walking tour

Tour Size

Maximum of 18

Join Brigid Watson for an entertaining and informative gentle walking tour of one of the most historic, ancient towns in Ireland. The location of prehistoric settlement, Downpatrick became one of the most important spiritual sites in Ireland in Christian times. Saint Patrick is buried on Cathedral Hill and after his death the site became an important pilgrimage site through the centuries.

Important archaeological finds were made in recent years in the grounds of the magnificent Down Cathedral. You will learn about these finds, the historic buildings in the Cathedral area and notable people associated with the town.

Downpatrick Museum

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Highlights on this walking tour include:

  • Down Cathedral
  • Grave of Saints Patrick, Brigid and Colmcille
  • The Saint Patrick Centre
  • Denvir’s – one of the oldest coaching inns in Ireland
  • Fascinating historical stories through many centuries of settlement

Saturday 2nd April

11.00-13.00 hours

Departure point:

Outside the Saint Patrick Centre, 53A Market Street, Downpatrick.

Group Bookings:
Discount rate available for groups of 10 or more people.  Please contact us for more information.

The list of available dates for this tour can be found in our Tour Schedule.

Saints and Scholars tour of medieval Downpatrick


Total: 12.00

Special offer