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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