Advent Calendar – Dec. 12

Just beside Down Cathedral is the gravesite of St. Patrick. It is said that 60 years after his death, a shrine was constructed in Down and St. Patrick’s remains were placed there. There is also a legend that the remains of Saints Brigid or Kildare and Columcille (who we may know as Columba), were brought to Down in 1186 and buried alongside Patrick’s remains.

To explore one of our pilgrimage itineraries that visits Downpatrick, click here:

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Enter and share our Pilgrimage Advent Calendar for a chance to win an olive wood nativity set from Bethlehem ($70 value). This one-piece, carved wood nativity includes a star shaped well filled with frankincense and a hidden music box that plays "Silent Night".