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.
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