Saint Patrick's Day weekend celebrations

Saint Patrick's Day celebrations with the National Trust

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and the long weekend with a trip to one of our special places where there's festive fun for everyone including treasure hunts and guided walks.

17 March - Saint Patrick's Day Festival, Giant's Causeway

Those pesky leprechauns have woken Finn from his slumber with their festivities. Follow their trail to the stones and be rewarded with gold. There will also be face-painting, balloon modeling, crafts and traditional music.

17 March - Leprechaun Hunt, Downhill Demesne

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with us and help us to find the naughty Leprechauns who have escaped from Downhill and hidden in and around Hezlett House! Family fun to include treasure hunt, crafts and more.


17 March - Saint Patrick's Day Walk, Castle Ward

Organised jointly by Down District Council and the Lecale Ramblers, the route includes a mixture of quiet country roads and green lanes. The event is free and a wee dram of whiskey (or tea/coffee) is provided at our refreshment point. Due to livestock this walk is not suitable for dogs.

17-19 March - Saint Patrick's Day Weekend, Castle Ward

Spring is in the air so everything is waking up from its long winters sleep, this includes Castle Ward House, which reopens for another season from the 17th March. To celebrate the start of the season and St Patricks Day why not join us for three days of traditional music in the Stableyard.