Friday, 17 March 2017

A visit to Downpatrick


The town of Downpatrick is the final resting place of the patron saint of Ireland.  It's not too far from home so let's visit.

On approaching the town, a large sculpture of Patrick greets visitors.


On a hill in Downpatrick sits the Cathedral


Inside there is a beautiful stained glass window depicting the life of Patrick in Ireland.


In the graveyard to the side of the Cathedral, lies the final resting place of Patrick, who died on March 17, 461.



Have a happy day!

Linking with Amy at Love Made my Home HERE

Many thanks to Amy who has hosted Five on Friday so faithfully and now passes it on to FAST from next week.


41 comments:

  1. Have a happy St. Patrick's day to you...my son relishes in this day--his name is Liam Patrick, giggling. Silly kid.

    Thank you for the tour, you sure live in a nice part of the world, smiles.

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  2. I have truly enjoyed the photos and history you have provided. These stained glass windows are so pretty.

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  3. Love this post, I love to learn the history of different people and places.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day my sweet friend. Prudence sends her love.

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  4. Impressive cathedral - happy St. Patrick's Day! I think I have to google a bit, have to confess...

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  5. Wonderful to see where St Patrick lies on his special day. Happy St Patrick's Day and have a lovely weekend:)

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  6. Happy St Patrick's Day !
    And weekend !
    Anna

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  7. Happy St.Patty;s Day Christine!!!!! Love the pictures, that church is so beautiful. Blessings Francine.

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  8. Happy St Patty's Day . . . very interesting post :)

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  9. Those old cathedrals are so amazing!

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  10. Lovely St. Patrick's Day Five on Friday

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  11. Thanks for sharing some information about Patrick. I really knew very little about him before.

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  12. Thanks for the tour. That cahedral is amazing.

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  13. Happy St. Patrick's Day, sweet friend. I so enjoyed this post and your photos.

    Happy hugs to you!

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  14. That's interesting and a great post for today.🍀

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  15. Wouldn't it be nice to still be honored 1,556 years after your death? He might be appalled at our green rivers and green beer, however.

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  16. So interesting to see his grave. Lovely photos, Christine! Bless you..Trish

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  17. I enjoyed your post, someday I would love to visit Ireland.

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  18. Happy St Patrick's day for yesterday. The cathedral looks like a wonderful building to explore.

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  19. Lovely photos, Christine!
    I so wish we had cathedrals and graveyards like that. :)
    Have a happy and sunny weekend! xx

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  20. Ooh...love that glorious stained window!! A lovely weekend to you, lovely Christine.

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  21. What a great Five and just so perfectly seasonal! St Patrick founded the earliest Christian site in Wales when he was shipwrecked on Ynys Badrig on his way to Ireland. I visited last summer and found it to be a very spiritual place. Belatedly, Happy St Patrick's Day. x

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  22. The church is so beautiful..

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  23. How wonderful to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these lovely scenes. Someday I hope to visit my ancestral home of Ireland. Thank you for sharing! xx Karen

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  24. Oh wow that Cathedral is just beautiful, I always love visiting those majestic churches!!
    Thanks for sharing, hope you are enjoying a nice weekend!

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  25. Great history. Love the stain glass windows! Thanks for telling us about Patrick. Janice

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  26. thanks for sharing, I wish half the people out drinking for St Patricks Day knew something about him!

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  27. what a beautiful cathedral, I love looking at the detail in stained glass windows

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  28. Beautiful Cathedral, good pictures of the stained glass and what Saint Patricks Day is about.

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  29. Now I know about St. Patrick! Love the pictures.

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  30. I've not been to Ireland in many a year but I will make sure that is one place on my list to visit when I do

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  31. What a great place and full of history. Thanks for sharing

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  32. Marvelous place to explore friend.
    thank you for virtual visit.this is great

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  33. The stained glass windows always impress me...what an amazing art! Love getting to visit something so far away. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

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  34. This is a great post! I would love to see this site. Just had to come by and tell you how much I appreciated your comment on Mom's blog about not being able to comment on mine. I do have a message at the top of my blog to tell people I am aware that some people can't make comments anymore. I have tried unsuccessfully to remove Google+ from my blog and am hoping I can get my niece to help me try to figure out how to make my blog open to all who wish to comment. I'm so glad you keep visiting, though. Have a wonderful week!

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  35. And we all love Patrick don't we. Interesting post.
    MB

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  36. Some very beautiful and interesting shots.
    Take care, Gordon.

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  37. What a wonderful place to be. Greetings!

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  38. Very beautiful place, great shots!

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  39. Glorious place .
    beautifully taken photos .
    thank you for sharing of bit of history belong to it dear

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