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Pilgrim's Walk on St Patrick's Way and Lunch (9 hrs) provided by The Saint Patrick Centre

Pilgrim's Walk on St Patrick's Way and Lunch (9 hrs)

Pilgrim's Walk on St Patrick's Way and Lunch (9 hrs)
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About
Discover the epic 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 with Adoration Sisters turned pilgrim guides Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly. 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. Explore the stunning countryside and visit important sites in Patrick’s story and have a Pilgrim’s Lunch at The Barn in Saul (included). The Pilgrim’s Walk and Picnic 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 in the morning.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45130P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pilgrim's Lunch of Soup, Sandwiches, Tea and Coffee at The Barn at Saul.
  • Entry/Admission - The Saint Patrick Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Inch Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Saul Church
  • Entry/Admission - Saul Church
  • Entry/Admission - Struell Wells
  • Entry/Admission - St Patrick's Church
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • The Saint Patrick Centre, 53A Market St, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, UK Meet at Saint Patrick Centre to get your Pilgrim's Passport, High Viz Jacket and Safety Briefing. Then visit the only permanent exhibition in the world about Saint Patrick.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pilgrim's Lunch of Soup, Sandwiches, Tea and Coffee at The Barn at Saul.
  • Entry/Admission - The Saint Patrick Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Inch Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Saul Church
  • Entry/Admission - Saul Church
  • Entry/Admission - Struell Wells
  • Entry/Admission - St Patrick's Church
Departure details
  • The Saint Patrick Centre, 53A Market St, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, UK Meet at Saint Patrick Centre to get your Pilgrim's Passport, High Viz Jacket and Safety Briefing. Then visit the only permanent exhibition in the world about Saint Patrick.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Saint Patrick Centre
    53A Market St, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, UK
    Meet at Saint Patrick Centre to get your Pilgrim's Passport, High Viz Jacket and Safety Briefing. Then visit the only permanent exhibition in the world about Saint Patrick.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Saint Patrick Centre
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Inch Abbey
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Saul Church
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Saul Church
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Slieve Patrick Statue
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Lecale
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Struell Wells
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 9
    Down Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    St Patrick's Church
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Nora-Anne M
12 contributions
Pilgrim Walk and Canoeing 🚶🏼‍♀️🛶
Brilliant day with Martina and Elaine on the Pilgrim walk and Canoeing day! Highly recommend it! So informative and a really good day out! Definitely will book another walk! Thank you Girls! 🚶🏼‍♀️🛶😊
Written 23 June 2021
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Bernadette M
1 contribution
You'll be glad you did it.
Sep 2020 • Couples
What an amazing few days spent with Elaine and Martina following the way of St Patrick. The ladies were so informative and the craic was great too. Met some lovely people. Would highly recommend.
Written 4 October 2020
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Aideenp
Omagh, UK6 contributions
The Irish Camino walk- let's get going
Sep 2020
An excellent walk/pilgrimage which was expertly facilitated by Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly. From the moment I heard about it, I booked in. Although classed as a moderate walk, I would definitely not be put off by this. The walk is well timed, plenty of rests and a great lunch as part of the package. The facilitators know their subject and present it in an easy but factual way. The views from some of the sites where St. Patrick had been, were incredible. We were very lucky as the weather was amazing, perfect walking weather.
I will definitely book in for more of these walks. Thanks Martina and Elaine.
You have been courageous starting a business in a pandemic so all the very best.
Written 1 October 2020
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Rose D
Ballycastle, UK8 contributions
St Patrick's Way
Sep 2020
A wonderful experience, combining spirituality, history and culture as part of a friendly group of walkers. Interesting and informative input from our two leaders Elaine and Martina. Our overnight stay in Denvirs was also excellent. The whole package is so reasonably priced for such a memorable and enriching event.
Written 24 September 2020
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Clearwater22
Dublin,Ireland.4 contributions
St Patricks Pilgrimage
Sep 2020
A thoroughly enjoyable , fun, spiritual , soothing and reflective day. Thank you so much Martina and Elaine. I hope to be back with you for another guided walk soon!
Written 9 September 2020
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Road32338954696
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Excellent camino style walk
Aug 2020
Well done Martina and Elaine
Lovely peaceful walk. I hope many others in the South of Ireland will hear about it
Written 27 August 2020
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veronica k
armagh2 contributions
St Patrick's pilgrim walk with Martina Purdy, Trassey to Newcastle
Aug 2020
Fantastic day, Martina and friend full of information about walk and great leaders, definitely do another walk
Written 15 August 2020
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margaretmcshane2020
1 contribution
St Patrick's Way
Aug 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed this pilgrim walk. Martina and Elaine are excellant and knowledgable hosts/guides. Pace was great. Scenery gorgeous. And the sun shone too
Written 15 August 2020
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edm41
.co.down13 contributions
St. Patrick's Way
Aug 2020
I would highly recommend this walk, Martina and Elaine are two excellent guides, taking us to places that I had never been even though I don't live that far away. We didn't let the rain dampen our spirits and talked to fellow pilgrims along the way all in agreement in the wealth of knowledge that Martina and Elaine had.
Written 12 August 2020
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ritabmorgan
Newry, UK1 contribution
Pilgrim’s Way
Aug 2020
Great walk. Super guides. Lovely to reconnect with St. Patrick’s story, life and teachings.
Lecale Way tricky due to inclement weather conditions, but Elaine kept us motivated throughout this stretch.
Written 12 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Sarah M
Sarah M
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Definitely worth a visit for local information and great gifts
Was surprised to see this feature in such a small town but excellent information available and great location
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Perfect way to spend a Saturday!
Had a brilliant day doing the Newcastle section of the walk. Guides Martina and Elaine were superb - friendly, fun
Camper540651
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Stunning views Informative history and well worth doing
A hidden gem in walking. Four friends done the 13.6 miles Pilgrim walk end of June The walk was so interesting visi
657jeromek
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Exhibition and tour
The interactive exhibition is possibly the best and most informative of its kind. Truly one in a million. Excellent
adeleo2013
adeleo2013
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Fabulous Day Out!
We walked part of this trail on a Saturday - through beautiful Tollymore Forest, up into the mountains and back int
Sharon M
Sharon M
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Great tour and great guides Martina and Elaine
Fantastic tour / amazing guides. Everything organised no need to worry. Amazing scenery. 5 stars ...
moiraweir80
moiraweir80
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Moira non Irish speaker/
Absolutely loved it. Tim was the "font of all knowledge" Jean fluent in Irish but translated for those not. Lovely
60Collette99
60Collette99
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Pilgrims walk
Excellent afternoon in and around Downpatrick , both Jean and Tim were very well prepared and made the walk informa
craigs132017
craigs132017
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Half day Pilgrim’s Walk
We really enjoyed the walk with Martina (who is a wealth of knowledge). Unfortunately it bucketed rain the whole t
Travel490824
Travel490824
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St Patrick’s Way
Having walked several routes of The Camino de Santiago, I was delighted to discover during these strange times, tha
bjc785
bjc785
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Pilgrims Walk & Lunch - Excellent
The pilgrim walk with Martina/ Elaine is awesome . Loved it from start to finish ! They animated the sites so grace
Odyssey659493
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Educational, Friendly and Informative
I would highly recommend this walk. Martina and Elaine were knowledgeable of the beautiful area and of St Patrick,
DianeInQuito
DianeInQuito
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1/2 Day Pilgrim’s Walk
This is a beautiful area to walk in. Martina and Elaine were great fun and looked after us very well, and they help
Mac69Ireland
Mac69Ireland
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Wonderful day out
My husband and I had a wonderful day out with Martina and Elaine and a lovely group of people. The day began with s
eoghanmccloskey
eoghanmccloskey
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Afternoon walk
My wife and I really enjoyed the whole experience. We initially planned to do the full day but ended up doing it i
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