Saint Patrick Centre

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The world's only permanent exhibition about Ireland's patron saint

Get the straight craic on St. Patrick at the world's only permanent exhibition about Ireland's patron saint. Take an IMAX helicopter flight, learn about his life, and listen to Irish history narrated by Hollywood movie star Ciarán Hinds!

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Smartphone tickets accepted
Wheelchair accessible


What's included

Entrance to the Saint Patrick Centre


Show your smartphone voucher at the reception desk and head on in!

Getting There

The Centre is located about 2 hours north of Dublin and about 40 minutes south of Belfast

Car: A7 from Belfast, A25 or B8 from Newry

Bus from Belfast: Line 215 from Europa Bus Centre

Bus from Dublin: Lines X1 or X2 from Dublin Busaras, Connolly Street, to Newry. There, take line 240. Travel time about 3 hours. Buses depart every 2 hours from 08:00

Train: To Downpatrick railway station. From there, it is a 3-minute walk to the Centre


Opening Hours Centre

September - June: Monday - Saturday 09:00-17:00

July & August: Monday -Saturday 09:00 - 17:00, Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

St Patrick’s Day: 09:00 - 18:00

The Garden Café: Same opening hours as the Centre, but it closes at 16:00

Opening Hours Down Cathedral

Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 16:00


How to get there

Saint Patrick Centre

53A Market Street, BT30 6LZ