Information Down Ireland


General information Down

County Down is named after its county town, Downpatrick. It is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland.
Although Downpatrick is the county town, the largest town is Bangor, with Newry lying on the boundary between Down and Armagh, and Lisburn and Belfast on the boundary between counties Down and Antrim. Down is home to the easternmost point in Ireland (Burr Point).

The county borders the Irish Sea to the east, County Antrim to the north and County Armagh to the west. Saint Patrick is reputed to be buried at Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, as are St. Brigid and St. Columba.

Accommodation in Down

Down provides you with ample accommodation options to suit your requirement and your budget. Choose from Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hostels, Hotels and Farm Houses and more.

Hotels in Down

The hotels of Down are excellent venues to spend your down-time in Northern Ireland. Hotels such as the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, provide you with a cosy and convenient place to stay while you explore the county, province or country.

Bed & Breakfast in Down

Bed & breakfast accommodation in Down provides you with a comfortable and affordable stay along with deliciously cooked breakfast all for a reasonable price. B&B in Down includes names such as Greenacres Guesthouse in Banbridge.

Down Restaurants

No matter what your taste, you will find a restaurant in Down to satisfy your appetite. Popular restaurants in Down include Bronte Steakhouse in Banbridge and Coyles Bistro in Bangor.

Shopping in Down

There are several great shopping districts all over County Down. Bangor Belfast and Lurgan all offer a range of shops and the Swan Centre in Newry is one of Irelands most famous shopping centres.

Down Car Down

Car rentals in Down offer you the chance to decide your own destination. Some of prime car rentals in Down include Belfast Car Hire, Belfast Airport Car Hire, Bangor Car Hire, Lisburn Car Hire, Newcastle Car Hire and Downpatrick Car Hire.

Down Golf

Down has many golf courses including both links and parkland courses at venues like Bangor, Warrenpoint and Downpatrick Golf Clubs.