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Location address: Ireland
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Did you know you can kayak through the caves of Downpatrick Head? You want to try it yourself? Check ut the link “More info”. The massive cave that cuts through Down Patrick Head on the Wild Atlantic Way in Co. Mayo.
The name Downpatrick is derived from a time when St Patrick himself founded a church here. You can still see the ruins of the church building, a stone cross and holy well here today. This was once a popular pilgrim destination, and today the crowds still gather here on the last Sunday of July – known as Garland Sunday – to hear mass at this sacred site.
Downpatrick Head became a lookout post during WWII. You can still see the stone building there today.
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