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Downpatrick Methodist Church

Downpatrick Methodist Church

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Here you can see the Methodist Church.

The first Methodist Church here was erected in 1777 and John Wesley preached here the following year. The present building succeeded the original in 1955.

Saul Street leads to Saul, where St Patrick is said to have begun his Christian mission in Ireland in AD 432.

A few steps along will bring you to the site of the old infirmary. Numbers 14-18 are a fine block of Georgian houses, where Down County Infirmary was established in October 1767.

The Infirmary was located here for only seven years before it moved, first to Fountain Street and then on to the site in Pound Lane where it was to become the first Downe Hospital.

Go back to Scotch Street and walk up the hill to the left to the junction with Fountain Street. Here you can climb up to Gallows Hill.

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