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St Patrick’s Day 2017

Bishop Harold invites you to join him at Down Cathedral for the annual St Patrick’s Day Festival Service followed by lunch in the marquee in the Cathedral grounds.

This year’s theme is ‘Rising to the Challenge’ with two keynote speakers, Mickey Harte, of the Gaelic Athletic Association, and Shane Logan, CEO of Ulster Rugby.

You are also welcome to attend the Holy Communion Service at Saul and to join the pilgrimage from Saul to Down Cathedral.

  • 9:15am Holy Communion at Saul
    Preacher: Rev. Adrian Dorrian
  • 10:15am Pilgrimage from Saul to Downpatrick
  • 11:45am Festival Service in Down Cathedral
    with Mickey Harte (Tyrone G.A.A)
    and Shane Logan (Ulster Rugby)
  • Wreath laying ceremony at St Patrick’s Grave
  • 1:15pm Irish stew lunch in the marquee

Transport to Saul

  • From 8:00 am private buses will leave from the Mall for the communion service and pilgrimage.
  • The last bus for the communion service leaves at 8:45 am.
  • The last bus for the pilgrimage leaves at 9:45 am.
  • The last bus from Saul to the Cathedral leaves at 10:40 am.


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Down Cathedral

Cathedral Office, English Street, Downpatrick BT30 6AB Northern Ireland
Tel: 028 4461 4922 Fax: 028 4461 4456