Templepatrick is a popular and growing residential area and has previously won the Northern Ireland 'Best kept Large Village' award. Castle Upton sits in the heart of the village and is a constant reminder of its historic past. Templepatrick takes its name from the Irish 'The Stone Church of Patrick'. Legend has it that while St Patrick was engaged in his mission to Ireland, in the 5th century AD, he came to this area and baptised converts in the ancient holy well. He then founded a church in the centre of the graveyard, where the mausoleum now stands. In the last century blasting was carried out for a new limestone quarry. It is said that this caused the well to dry up.

 Activities in Templepatrick

Golf Courses
Hilton Templepatrick Golf Club


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