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From 23rd March 2002, Downpatrick Folk Music Club will host its world famous LIVE FOLK PERFORMANCES at The Avenue Bar, 16 St Patrick's Avenue, Downpatrick, just off the town's main shopping area, Market Street. 

If you are coming from Belfast then simply take the A7 south from Belfast through Carryduff, Saintfield and Crossgar, drive into the centre of the town and turn right into Market Street at the staggered crossroads. Take the first left into St Patrick's Avenue and The Avenue Bar is about 50 metres up the street on your left-hand side.

If you are coming from Newcastle direction, take the Newcastle Road from Clough for about 6 miles. Approaching the centre of the town, after SUPERVALU and opposite XTRAVISION (on your left), take the first right into St Patrick's Avenue. The Avenue Bar is about 50 metres up the street on your left-hand side.

Parking is on street, or there are car parks nearby in Irish Street and beside the St Patrick's Heritage Centre - about a minute's walk away (see street map).


Downpatrick Street Map
County Down Region Map
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If you have some time to spend in Downpatrick while waiting for a concert there are several local sites, nearby worth a visit. It is close to the old Down County Gaol (now the prize-winning Down County Museum), St Patrick's Heritage Centre and Down Cathedral (where St Patrick is thought to be buried), Down Civic Arts Centre and Denvir's Hotel (17th century).

The hotel boasts some excellent architecture having been restored to its former glory in recent years and you can enjoy some excellent food  in comfortable surroundings. The beautifully restored Down Railway Station, with working steam locomotives, is just a short walk away. There are also some good shops to browse through, or you could just have a relaxing pint in the Avenue Bar.  See you at the concerts !