Newry Mourne and Down District Council are pushing the boat out – literally – for St Patrick’s Day this year, with a whole series of exciting events that run from 3rd to 19th March.

We are taking part in two of these events.

Our steam train passing the famous St Patrick’s Cathedral on the way to Inch Abbey

St Patrick’s Landing, Sunday, 12th March:

There is a host of interactive activities taking place at Inch Abbey from 12:30pm to 5pm, including boats on the Quoile (weather permitting).

You can arrive in style on one of our heritage trains, as we are running services departing from our Downpatrick Station from 12pm.

St Patrick’s Day, Friday 17th March

The town is hosting the usual St Patrick’s Day parade, which kicks off from about 2:30pm in the town centre. There’s a load of activities going on around the town as well, making it a great day out for everyone.

The main carnival’s finishing point is right in front of our station, so we literally take you right to the heart of the action.

We will be running trains from Downpatrick to Inch Abbey from around 12pm, with the last one departing from Downpatrick at 5pm. Inch Abbey can be a very useful park & ride facility to get you into the town without having to struggle with the road closures.

Our standard fares will apply to both these days:
Adults: £6
Children: £4.50
Concessions: £5.50

As usual, you can take more than one train trip if you wish, and you are welcome to spend as long as you want exploring the railway, station and museum.

For more information:
St Patrick’s Country – St Patrick’s Landing
St Patrick’s Country – St Patrick’s Day Carnival
How to find our station in Downpatrick