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County Down

St Patrick is said to have landed somewhere in the North. His reputed landing place is on site of the barn (‘saul’) of St Patrick’s first convert. There was a monastery here and now a 20C ‘replica’ church on site. The mortuary house was probably used for the exhumed bones of those regarded as having some degree of sanctity.

There is a fine Cross Slab in the graveyard and several other slabs in Downpatrick Museum. There is a Holy Well just off the road at the bottom of the hill.

OS: 21 509 463 marked

See also:

Saint Patric's altar stone Cross Slab 1 Cross Slab 2 Cross Slab in graveyard Grave Slab The.Holy Well and Bullaun Stone The Holy Well The Mortuary House exterior view (1) The Mortuary House exterior view (2) The Mortuary House interior view The replica church (1) The replica church (2)