Ego Patricius

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Ego Patricius information

Downpatrick , United Kingdom
Address
Street 53A Market St
Telephone
+44 4461 9000
More information
www.saintpatrickcentre.com
Prices
adult/child £4.95/2.55
Opening hours
9.30am-6pm Mon-Sat & 10am-6pm Sun Jun-Aug, 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat & 1-5.30pm Sun Apr, May & Sep, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat Oct-Mar, 9.30am-7pm St Patrick’s Day
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Lonely Planet review

The Saint Patrick Centre houses a multimedia exhibition called Ego Patricius , charting the life and legacy of Ireland’s patron saint. Occasionally filled with parties of school kids, the exhibition uses audio and video presentations to tell St Patrick’s story, often in his own words (taken from his Confession, written in Latin around the year AD 450, which begins with the words ‘Ego Patricius’, meaning ‘I am Patrick’). At the end is a spectacular widescreen film that takes the audience on a swooping, low-level helicopter ride over the landscapes of Ireland.