AS ONE OF IRELAND’S MOST ANCIENT AND HISTORIC TOWNS, DOWNPATRICK PLAYS A KEY PART
IN ITS INTRIGUING HISTORY. KNOWN WIDELY AS ST PATRICK’S TOWN, AND REPUTED BURIAL
SITE OF THE PATRON SAINT, ST PATRICK’S DAY CROSS-COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS HOLD AN EXTRA
SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE COUNTY TOWN.
Down District Council is proud to present a nine day programme of events from Monday
9 March to Tuesday 17 March culminating in a spectacular display of sound and colour
as the St Patrick’s Cross-Community Carnival Parade makes its way through the streets
Events throughout the festival will offer opportunities to learn more about the history
of St Patrick, celebrate his life, explore the fabulous County Down countryside,
and enjoy a range of concerts, exhibitions, sporting and family events. With almost
50 events to choose from, the St Patrick’s Festival has something for everyone!