A vintage style art print of the Downpatrick skyline with St Patricks Church in the foreground and Down Cathedral in the distance.
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.