Vintage style travel poster art print of Down Cathedral and Downpatrick viewed from across the River Quoile by the ruins of Inch Abbey.
Downpatrick is one of Ireland's most ancient and historic towns. It takes its name from a dún (fort), which once stood on the hill that dominates the town and on which Down Cathedral stands. Down Cathedral dates from the 12th Century, damaged by earthquake in 1245 & burnt by Edward Bruce in 1315 it was rebuilt & destroyed several times. The restoration was initiated in 1790 by Charles Lilly & completed in 1818. The reputed burial place of St Patrick is marked in the grave yard here, also that of St Brigid & St Columbus.