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DCAL Minister Visits Tourism Centres In Downpatrick Linked To St Patrick’s Theme

The Minister for the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure visited Downpatrick, Caral Ní Cuilin last Friday focusing her attention of the local tourism product around St Patrick and early Christian heritage. South Down MLA Chris Hazzard has described the St Patrick’s Centre as being key to tourism in east…

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Prince Edward Visits Downpatrick

HRH The earl of Wessex is in Northern ireland for a two day visit and on his first day arrived in Downpatrick. On arrival at the George Best Airport, he was greeted by Mrs Fionnuala Jay O’Boyle CBE, the new Lord Lieutenant of Belfast, before making his way to the…

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Great Music, Food and Craic in St Patrick’s Celebrations

THE 2013 St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Downpatrick was a fabulous success as the huge cross-community crowds came out in their tens of thousands to support all the events across the whole weekend. Celebrations galore were in full swing at Down County Museum with Irish dancing, traditional and folk music…

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