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St Patrick's Isle

History

St Patrick's Isle is a islet linked to the city of Peel by a causeway. Named after St Patrick, because it is believed to be the the first place St Patrick brought the message of Christianity to the Isle of Man. The Isle has a long history which begins with an Iron Age settlement and ends with Peel Castle. Within the walls of the castle lie many ruins. These include St Patrick's Church and an Irish like Round Tower, St German Cathedral, and the more recent residence of Lords of Mann. The ancient cathedral was left to decay in the 18th century, never to be rebuilt. The islet is now a tourist site within the castle walls. There is a public walk around the outside of the castle, which lines the coastal edge of the islet.

Location

On the west side of the island near the city of Peel.
Map Ref: 241 846

By Vehicle:
Take any roads sign posted to Peel or the west. Once in Peel, drive along the promenade and around the harbour to Peel Castle.

By Bus:
Take the bus routes no. 4, 5, 5A, X5, 6 or 6A. servicing from Douglas and Ramsey to Peel (Note the 6A only travels from Douglas).

By Railway:
The west side of the Island is not serviced by the Railways. Take a vehicle or bus.


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St Patrick's Isle, Peel

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St Patrick's Isle, Peel

St Patrick's Isle, Peel

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