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County Down

Ahead of St Patrick’s Day, Claire McCollum is in County Down to learn about the lesser-known patron saint Brigid, and there is a visit to the home of author CS Lewis in East Belfast.

Ahead of St Patrick’s Day, Claire McCollum is in County Down in Northern Ireland. St Patrick isn’t Ireland’s only patron saint, as Claire finds out about the life and work of the lesser-known St Brigid, locally famed for turning tree bark into bacon.

One of Belfast’s sons, CS Lewis was inspired by the beautiful landscape of County Down to write his Chronicles of Narnia, and we learn more about his sometimes reluctant Christianity at his home church in East Belfast.

Claire discovers how the Anglican Church is encouraging its congregations to take part in a countrywide spring clean. She joins a Christian youth group of Protestants and Catholics in Downpatrick to give them a hand litter-picking for Lent.

The King of Love My Shepherd Is - Down Cathedral
I Bind Unto Myself Today (St Patrick’s Breastplate) - Down Cathedral
Christ, Be Our Light! - St Patrick's Church, Dungannon
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say - St Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen
In Christ Alone – Daniel O’Donnell
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace - Down Cathedral
What a Friend We Have in Jesus - Down Cathedral

34 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 Mar 2020 06:40


St Brigid
We learn about the significance of St Brigid – one of Ireland’s Patron Saints. 

Litter Picking – Youth Initiatives
We meet those involved with the Christian community project encouraging Downpatrick teens to transform their community and be their best selves.

CS Lewis Festival – Belfast
We visit the festival celebrating the great, Christian thinker C.S. Lewis and speak about his life. 

Sharon McVeigh
Sharon tells us how her faith helped get her through family traumas.   


Role Contributor
Presenter Claire McCollum
Producer Andrew Fenner
Executive Producer Cat Lewis
Executive Producer Emyr Afan
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Production Company Avanti Media