St Patrick’s Grave, Downpatrick, Co Down

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Down Cathedral, illuminated in green for St Patrick’s Day, stands on the site of a Benedictine Monastery built in 1183. A stone placed in the graveyard in 1900 commemorates the fact that Patrick’s burial-place is somewhere on this sacred hill in Downpatrick. One cannot be certain of the exact spot of his burial, but this Memorial Stone traditionally marks his grave.

Photo: Down Cathedral, Downpatrick, Co Down, Captive Landscapes by Stephen Emerson


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