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St Patrick

The first church was built on this site in 1815 and was the second Catholic church built since the Reformation in the city of Belfast.

Belfast, County Antrim

Opening times

Open daily 9am to 5pm.


Donegall Street
County Antrim

The Gothic revival St Patrick's was designed by Timonthy Hevey and Mortimer Thomspon and consecrated in 1877. The society painter Sir John Lavery was baptised here and painted the triptych of oil paintings in the church. 

The parish also has a medieval Arm Shrine believed to have held the forearm bone of St Patrick. The shrine is held in the Ulster Museum in Belfast and can be seen there. A small relic of bone taken from the burial site of St Patrick in Downpatrick in 1194 AD is kept permanently in the church.

The church also holds a small relic of St Anthony of Padua.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Car park at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Roman Catholic Church

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