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St Patrick Festival Gears Up For A Great Week

Downpatrick is buzzing getting ready to host some of Ireland’s most sought after traditional bands as part of the Home of Saint Patrick Festival running from Wednesday 15 – Saturday 19 March. Newry Mourne and Down District Council is delighted that Beoga who recorded recently with Ed Sheeran will be returning…

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SDLP’s McGrath Says Tourism Is Key To Downpatrick Development

Downpatrick Newry Mopurne and Down District councillor Colin McGrath has said that developing tourism is the key to unlocking the economic potential of Downpatrick. Commenting the Downpatrick, councillor McGrath said: “I recently brought the Minister for the Environment Mark H Durkan to Struell Wells just outside Downpatrick, to highlight the…

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Ritchie Opens The 2014 St Patrick Conference At Down County Museum

Opening the well-attended annual St Patrick’s Conference in the Down Museum entitled “ Holy Wells, High Crosses and the Landscape from the Air”, the MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie told delegates: “I believe that the early Christian Heritage of South Down is not only important historically, but that it can…

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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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