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

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.

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - 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 - Struell Wells
    • Entry/Admission - St Patrick's Church
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: The Saint Patrick Centre, Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ Northern Ireland

      Visit the Saint Patrick Centre, meet your Guide and see the Imax presentation at the only exhibition in the World about Saint Patrick.

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Inch Abbey, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ Northern Ireland

      Visit the Medieval Inch Abbey with our Guide where the Legend of Patrick and the snakes was written by Cistercian Monks.

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve, 5 Quay Road, Downpatrick BT30 7JB Northern Ireland

      Walk with your Guide along the beautiful Quoile River where Patrick came ashore in 432 AD.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Saul Church, Saul Road, Saul, Downpatrick Northern Ireland

      Visit the first Church in Ireland built by Patrick in 432 and where he died on March 17th - a famous'Thin Place' where heaven and earth are close together.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Saul Church, Saul Road, Saul, Downpatrick Northern Ireland

      Have a Pilgrim's Lunch (included) at The Barn Pub in Saul.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Slieve Patrick Statue, St. Patrick's Road Saul, Downpatrick Northern Ireland

      Visit the tallest statue of Patrick in the World on top of Slieve Patrick and admire the breathtaking views.

      Duration: 35 minutes

      Stop At: Lecale, Downpatrick BT30 7EW, UK

      Walk the beautiful Way of Tranquility through stone walls and country lanes in historic Lecale.

      Duration: 40 minutes

      Stop At: Struell Wells Road, Downpatrick BT30 6RA Northern Ireland

      Saint Patrick's Wells at Struell are nestled in a secluded valley and are the oldest and largest system of healing wells in Ireland. Learn about Saint Patrick's story and the Wells with your knowledgeable Guide.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Down Cathedral, Downpatrick Northern Ireland

      Finish at the Medieval Cathedral of Down and Saint Patrick's Grave.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: St Patrick's Church, 10 St Patrick_s Road, Downpatrick BT30 7JG Northern Ireland

      Visit Saint Patrick's (RC) Church, Downpatrick to see the only shrine in Ireland dedicated to Saint Patrick.

      Duration: 10 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      The Saint Patrick Centre, 53A Market St, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, UK
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by The Saint Patrick Centre

    Activity ID: V-45130P3

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