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Days out on the County Down Coast

Seventh generation farmer’s son Duane Fitzsimons loves nothing more than bringing people around the area he calls home. This is no ordinary place though; it is the Home of Saint Patrick.


On these experiences you will visit places with legends going back 1600 years and more. Gently strolling you will visit places of battle and shipwreck, with a few good folklore tales thrown in.

What is so unique about here? The burial place of Ireland's three patron saints, Lecale is a verdant green peninsula filled with cross country trails. Historically, it was defended by a ring of medieval Norman castles which still stand today.

Lecale is located the east coast at the feet of the majestic Mourne Mountains on the shores of Strangford Lough, one hour from Belfast.

St Patrick's Way guide Duane Fitzsimons

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. 

Guiding guests around the peninsula is always an honour. As we say in Lecale...

The story of reland starts here

Upcoming Events

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A full list of events can be found by clicking on the link below. Join the Mailing List for reminders and discounts.

Tailored walking experiences...

Any of the advertised events can be organised for private groups. The minimum group size is 4 people or for a minimum charge. 

Additionally, you can hire Duane as a step-on coach guide. For links to the services provided and to make a booking enquiry click on the link below.

Book a walking holiday...

Saul Church guided walk

Saint Patrick's ancient


2 or 3 overnights at Ireland's oldest coaching inn

From £190 per person

Other tour 


Ardglass guided walk

Six castles

& five


Urban tour


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