The story

of Ireland

starts here

Explore a story begun by Saint Patrick 1600 years ago. Duane brings to life the legend, walking through a stunning landscape he is proud to call home.

What is so unique about here? The burial place of Ireland's three patron saints, Lecale is defended by a ring of medieval castles. It is located at the feet of the majestic Mourne Mountains on the shores of Strangford Lough 20 miles from Belfast.


This is Duane - avid walker, storyteller, folklorist and local expert. Lecale has been home to his family for generations, his surname is Norman but his ancestors include Irish, Viking and Planter!

Each walk allows you to immerse yourself in the place, whether it be sipping a coffee on the battlements of a castle or letting the wind blow through your hair on the cliff tops. 

Upcoming event...

Walking down the coast #storyofirelandst

Legends from Lecale's spectacular coast

31 October 2020

£25 per person

Tailored walking experiences...





For couples and groups

From £100

Book a walking holiday...


Saint Patrick's ancient


2 or 3 overnights at Ireland's oldest coaching inn

From £190 per person

Other tour 


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Six castles

& five


Urban tour


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