SLIEVE PATRICK

Saint Patrick's Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6JQ

Ireland's National Monument to Saint Patrick in the heart of Saul

Slieve Patrick is a large hill in Lecale donated by the Hampton family for the erection of a National Monument. The statue on the top is the world's largest statue of Saint Patrick.

Carved of Mourne Granite near Kilcoo the statue is unusual as it has a workman's boot on one foot and a sandal on the other to commemorate the quarry men. 

From the top of the hill there are excellent views over Strangford Lough. You can also see Saul Church, the Isle of Man, and the Mull of Kintyre on a clear day.

 

Facilities

- Car parking

Walk

The statue is set in serene parkland. There is an informal footpath to the summit.

The Statue
The Statue
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View to the Isle of Man
View to the Isle of Man
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View towards Strangford Lough
View towards Strangford Lough
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View over Saul
View over Saul

Towards the Dromara Hills

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View from the top
View from the top
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