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The Saint Patrick Centre

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Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
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All reviews saint patrick gift shop cafe upstairs his life well worth a visit visual displays real st imax show grave site nice cafe northern ireland interesting place understand how own pace giants causeway hour tour short walk
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Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Have visited the Saint Patrick Centre on numerous occasions- usually for a cuppa between appointments - that said it is also somewhere I go to buy unusual gifts for friends and family. There are prices to suit all and the variety provides a wide selection...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We visited on a dreary November afternoon. The museum was nearly empty, but a toasty refuge. The story of St Patrick is broken down chronologically through a series of audio-visual displays the wend through the center. (6 - 8 language options available) At the end...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank HMFEDix
Reviewed 23 October 2018

I was on a tour of Ireland with 45 other Americans and the center and the cathedral were the first visit on our journey to Northern Ireland. Dr. Campbell and staff were very helpful, the video showed the dramatic impact that Saint Patrick has on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building, lovely well informed staff. Well worth a visit if you’re into history. Great gift shop and a very nice restaurant

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank paulmccartan
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This a nice facility In the heart of Downpatrick. Lower level consists of retail store but a nice cafe upstairs. Very close to the wonderful prison museum and the cathedral.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

A very enjoyable experience. The experience uses visual displays to good effect providing a good insight into St. Patrick’s life and times. Allow 90 mins to see it all

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped here at the beginning of a tour of Ireland. I was a little skeptical about it, but it really was worthwhile. Watch a short 3D video to learn about the real St Patrick. Walk up to see his grave and spend time in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank PollyH756
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Begin your educational journey of the life of St. Patrick here. See a video of his life and devotion to God. You will learn things thing or be reintroduced to stuff you may have forgotten. The gift shop is nice but just up the hill,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit especially at Christmas when the grotto is there. But they also have beautiful jewellery at amazing prices. Would definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Collette M
Reviewed 21 August 2018

A great place to gather info for the St Patrick's trail. loads of info on other must see places. But the kids loved the gift shop! A huge selection of goodies

Date of experience: August 2018
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20 January 2019|
Response from SGPete | Reviewed this property |
You have to buy a ticket, but I did it see any tour guide. The centre is very multimedia so not any need for a guide.
10 January 2019|
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Response from Tim C | Property representative |
Hi - yes you can either get the train to Belfast Europa (2 hours) and catch a bus from that station to Downpatrick (50 mins leaving every hour) or get a bus to Newry and connect to Downpatrick. This takes about 3 hrs. The... More
1 April 2018|
Response from Tim C | Property representative |
Hi there. I'd give about an hour at the Centre and a half day to include the other attractions. Thanks and looking forward to meeting you.