Diocese of Down & Dromore

St Patrick’s Day Beacons Gallery 2

All across the diocese on St Patrick’s Day, beacons and torches burned as a symbol of our earnest prayer and desire to see faith rekindled in our hearts, our parishes, our communities and in this island of Ireland. This act was an echo of Patrick’s fire defiantly lit on the Hill of Slane in 433 AD and followed Bishop David’s lighting of a beacon at our Festival Service in Down Cathedral on Saturday 16 March 2024.


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