First Christian Church in Ireland;
Saint Patrick's place of death
Downpatrick, County Down
(028) 4461 4922
On This Very Spot around 432, according to legend, Saint Paul established the first Chrisitan Church in Ireland in a barn provided by the local Druid lord, whom Saint Patrick had converted.
On This Very Spot, reportedly on March 17, 461, Saint Patrick died.
Related Spot: The traditional site of Saint Patrick's grave is located two miles away at Down Cathedral.
Submitted by: Jim Callaway
Visit This Very Spot
Condition: The present church is a replica of an earlier church and is in excellent condition.
Location: County Down in Northern Ireland, directly south of Belfast.
Nearest Major Airport: Belfast
Directions: From Downpatrick follow A25 to Strangford. Turn right onto Mearne Road. At the crossroads turn right, following the signpost for Saul Church.
Photo from www.SaintPatricksCountry.com.|