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Patrick & the pagan hills

Location

Paddy's Barn, Saul, County Down

Date

Saturday, 15 June, 2019

Time

11:00 to 15:00

Price

£20.00

Including lunch

About the Event

The walk

Strolling through the by-ways of the Home of Saint Patrick exploring a landscape of ancient monuments and saintly connections. We begin by paying a visiting to the site of the first church founded by Saint Patrick. It was a place close to his heart and in his later years he returned spending his final days in the area.

Leaving from here the walk connects to the Lecale Way above Lough Money. As we pass through the green lanes of the area we will see a number of Neolithic monuments and listen to ancient tales. From the lakeside we follow the valley along the course of the River Slaney where Patrick landed.

Along the route take in Slieve Patrick, crowned by the largest statue of himself in the world. You will also have the chance to view one of his few relics of Saint Patrick, the altar stone which is shrouded with myth and legend. As we take a pew, you can see the beautiful glass artwork of Harry Clarke.

The lunch

Completing the route the walk returns to Paddy's Barn for lunch. Situated in the shadow of Saul Church this is a traditional country pub.

Further information:

-The route is circular and returns to the start point.

-In total length the tour is around 5 miles.

-The walk will use a mix of quiet roadways, lanes, and footpaths.

What to Bring

Waterproof walking shoes

Waterproof coat

Contact and Booking

Tickets can be purchased via PayPal using the link below or you can contact Duane on +44(0)78 3544 1933 or lecalepeninsula@live.com

For more information about Patrick & the pagan hills, click here.

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Walk the Lecale Peninsula

9 Crossmore Road, Ardglass, Downpatrick
+44(0)78 3544 1933