Free Admission

Donations to the upkeep of the building are welcomed. Guided tours are available for a small charge.

Opening Times

The Cathedral is open for private prayer on weekdays between 2-4pm
Monday to Saturday
09:30 –  16:30 (Easter to October)
09:30 – 16:00 (Rest of the year)
13:00 – 16:00 (Easter to October only)

Service Times

Services are still taking place with clergy only. All services will be live-streamed.
Regular services take place in the Cathedral on Sundays at 11.30am, and Thursdays at 10am.

Services vary. For a full list of services click the button below.


Note: Following current guidance for health and safety during this time of Covid-19, the toilets and shop are currently not in use.
  • Coach and car parking
  • Ground level access to the Cathedral
  • Toilets with disabled access
  • Cathedral souvenir shop
You are very welcome to visit Down Cathedral which is situated within a short walk from Downpatrick town centre and is adjacent to The Saint Patrick Centre.

Down Cathedral is first and foremost a place for prayer and worship, not only for the local congregation and people of the Church of Ireland Diocese, but for all those in Ireland and beyond who cherish the faith of Patrick. It is in effect a house of prayer for all nations.

It is our prayer that all who enter the Cathedral would be lifted out of the strain of the preoccupation with material concern, the intrigue and expediency of political wrangling and the vain search for instant pleasure and be taken back to our roots, to faith in God through Christ, who alone can put life in perspective and give it true meaning and lasting satisfaction.
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