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Settlement has existed here since the Bronze Age, and this is one of Ireland's most ancient towns. Ptolemy included it on his map of Ireland in 130 AD. Its exact date of founding is unknown.
Today, Downpatrick is known for its iconic rock formations, surrounding marshland, rugged beauty, history, cathedral and churches, and Gaelic heritage.
People Born in Downpatrick
Downpatrick in People's Lives
Patrick, Apostle of Ireland: Some sources in history said that after I died, my body was brought here and buried at Down Abbey in the 5th Century.