Downpatrick

Downpatrick

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Downpatrick (from Irish: Dún Pádraig, meaning "Patrick's stronghold") is a small town about 33 km (21 mi) south of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland.

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It has been an important site since ancient times. Its cathedral is said to be the burial place of Saint Patrick. Today, it is the county town of Down and the joint headquarters of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. Downpatrick had a population of 10,822 according to the 2011 Census.

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Hollymount Forest
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Hollymount is a small, mixed coniferous and broadleaved woodland located on the flood plain of the Quoile River, near Do...

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Downpatrick and County Down Railway
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The Downpatrick and County Down Railway is an 5 ft 3 in gauge heritage railway in County Down, Northern Ireland. It oper...

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Inch Abbey
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Inch Abbey (Irish: Mainistir na hInse; Ulster-Scots: Änch Abbey) is a large, ruined monastic site 0.75 miles (1.2 km) no...

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Quoile River (Game Of Thrones filming location)
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Quoile River and its surrounding countryside in County Down is made up of a large wetland retreat featuring woodland and...

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Down County Museum
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The rich heritage of County Down is brought to life in fascinating exhibitions, lively events, hands-on activities and a...

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Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve and Countryside Centre
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There are plenty of excellent opportunities for bird watching for visitors both from the riverside path and at the bird ...

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Saint Patrick Visitor Centre
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The Saint Patrick Visitor Centre is a modern exhibition complex located in Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland.

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