The story of Ireland starts here

Explore a story begun by Saint Patrick 1600 years ago. Duane brings to life to 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. 

The next big event will be...


Patrick & the pagan hills

13 & 27 August 2020



Book a walking holiday...

Saint Patrick's Ancient Paths

2 or 3 overnights.

From £190 per person.

Signature walking experiences...

Walk the cliffs

Learn about the legends and folklore of Ireland

Suitable for couples and small groups

Walk the hills

Explore the story of Saint Patrick from landing to legacy

Suitable for couples and small groups

Other tour 


Six castles
Viking's fjord
River invaders
Bloody battles
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