St. Patrick's Grave Site in Downpatrick, Ireland


Reputed site of burial of Saint Patrick, in churchyard of Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.  Stone is carved with Patrick and the plaque reads as follows:
Saint Patrick was born in Britain. At sixteen he was captured and taken to Ireland where he was sold into slavery.  He escaped to France, but one night in a dream he heard the voice of the Irish calling him back.  How Patrick answered that call and brought Christianity to Ireland is one of the most splendid chapters in our history.
According to tradition the remains of Saint Patrick with those of Saint Brigid and Saint Columba who is also known as Columcille, were reinterred on this site by John De Courey in the 12th Century thus fulfilling the prophesy that the three Saints would be buried in the same place.  Down District Council Recreation / Tourism Department, September 1985


Life of Saint Patrick can be read here