This event has been cancelled by the council due to risks surrounding the COVID-19 virus epidemic.


We will refund or transfer any tickets that have been purchased in advance.

This event is running on Tuesday 17th March

Downpatrick is hosting the usual St Patrick’s Day parade, which starts around 2pm 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. We’ll be running steam and diesel trains throughout the afternoon, and our museum, carriage gallery and other attractions will be open as usual.

We will be running trains from Inch Abbey to Downpatrick from around 11:30am, with the last return train departing from Downpatrick at 4pm. Inch Abbey can be a very useful park & ride facility to get you into the town without having to struggle with the road closures.

You can buy your tickets in advance to avoid the queues, and travel on any train you like. You can also buy your tickets when you arrive at our Inch Abbey and Downpatrick stations.

Our standard fares will apply to both these days:
Adults: £8
Children 4+: £6
Children under 4: Free
Concessions: £7
Family (2 adults + up to 3 kids): £24  – great value!
Cab ride supplement: £22

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:
How to find our station in Downpatrick