Free Admission

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

Opening Times

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

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.


  • 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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