If you are looking to arrange the ultimate party, planning your perfect wedding or simply looking for great ideas to entertain people, KD Entertainments can be your trusted partner for booking entertainment.
We have provided entertainment in Downpatrick for over 10 years and have won several awards for our excellence in business and customer service.
KD Entertainments are a professional, affordable and reliable entertainment provider in Downpatrick. Our entertainment ideas are versatile and can be provided for any Wedding reception, Corporate Event, Party or Function throughout Downpatrick.
Our Award winning entertainment, available in Downpatrick includes:
Our Downpatrick based DJs are truly professional and our main aim is to keep your guests satisfied and dancing by playing a good selection of music to suit all age groups and musical tastes.
A great idea for any event at any venue in Downpatrick. We bring all the Fun, Excitement and Glamour of a Las Vegas Casino without the danger of losing real money! Casino Tables Include blackjack, roulette, casino war and poker.
The perfect way to entertain guests on your special day! We treat every Downpatrick wedding booking as if it were our own, offering you a personalised service, so we can help you round off the best day of your life, the way you want to.
A stunning focal center piece for your Wedding, Corporate Event or Party! Our polished white LED starlight dancefloor contains white LED lights that twinkle throughout the event.
Great ideas for raising funds for your charity, sports club or organisation based in Downpatrick. We put the FUN into FUNdraising!
Every Corporate Event, Conference, Team building day and Staff Party are an unique occasion. Entertainment Ideas can offer trusted advice, ideas and inspiration to make your occasion in Downpatrick a very special one.
Looking for catering ideas? Hire our chipvan / burger van in Downpatrick. Enjoy chipshop favourites like fish & chips, battered sausages and burgers cooked and served from our super clean chip van. We cater for parties, weddings, events and festivals.
Whether you want to be the singing star of the night, or simply want your guests to join in with the fun, then look no further than our Downpatrick based, Karaoke DJ’s.
Please contact us to check prices and availability
Why Choose KD Entertainments in Downpatrick?
- Book with confidence – We are a professional, limited company and we use a written agreement for all our bookings to ensure reliability
- Fully Insured – £10m Public & Employers liability insurance
- Over 10 Years Experience in the Entertainment Business
- PAT Tested, Clean, Authentic and Quality equipment
- Smartly Attired, Professional Entertainers
- Direct Prices
- Recommended – We are recommended by Top Companies and Hotels throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland – See the testimonials on our Facebook page
Recommended Wedding, Party and Event Entertainment Venues in Downpatrick:
- Phesants Hill Country House
- Hugh Mc Canns, Newcastle
- Sleve Donnard, Newcastle
- Stables, Groomsport
- Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle
Why hire fun casino night, wedding disco, starlight dancefloor, chip van and karaoke in Downpatrick?
Downpatrick (from Irish: Dún Pádraig, meaning “Patrick’s stronghold”) is a medium-sized town about 33 km (21 miles) south of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is the county town of Down with a rich history and strong connection to Saint Patrick. It had a population of 10,316 at the 2001 Census. Downpatrick is where Down District Council has its headquarters.
As the largest town in the Lecale area, Downpatrick is a commercial, recreational and administrative centre for the locality and serves as a hub for the nearby towns and villages. Within an hour drive of Belfast, the location serves as a commuter town for a large number of people. The town has a number of primary and post-primary schools educating students from all over the east Down area.
Downpatrick is one of Ireland’s most ancient and historic towns. It takes its name from a dún (fort), which once stood on the hill that dominates the town and on which Down Cathedral stands. Ptolemy, about the year AD 130, includes it (in Latin) as Dunum in his list of towns of Ireland. The old name of the town was Rath Celtair named after the fictional warrior of Ulster called Celtchar (in modern Irish: Cealtachair) who resided there and who fought alongside Ulster King Conchobar mac Neasa ( anglicised Conor Mac Nessa ) and is mentioned in the Ulster Cycle and, in particular, the Táin Bó Cuailgne . The name was superseded by the name Dún Lethglaise then Dún Dá Lethglas which in turn gave way, in the 13th century, to the present name of Dún Phádraig (anglicised as Downpatrick) – from the town’s connection with the patron saint of Ireland.
Saint Patrick was reputedly buried here in 461 on Cathedral Hill, within the grounds of Down Cathedral. His grave is still a place of pilgrimage on St Patricks Day (17 March each year). The Saint Patrick Visitor Centre in Downpatrick is purpose-built to tell the story of St Patrick.
From the seventh century the dominant power in Ulster were the Dál Fiatach so much so that the title “Rí Uladh” could simultaneously mean “King of Ulster” and “King of the Dál Fiatach”. County Down was the ancient centre of the Dál Fiatach lands, and the chief royal site and religious centre of the Dál Fiatach was at Downpatrick from where they ruled Ulster for centuries.
In 1137, St. Malachy after resigning as Archbishop of Armagh, separating the two dioceses and appointing another as Bishop of Connor, became the Bishop of Down. He administered the diocese of Dún dá leth glas (Down) from Bangor and introduced a community of Augustinians (canons) to Dún dá leth glas dedicated to St. John the Evangelist and repaired and enlarged Down Cathedral.
After having received a grant of Ulster from King Henry II of England, Norman Knight, John de Courcy set out from Dublin in early 1177 to take possession of it. He marched north to with a force of 20 knights and 300 men and reached Downpatrick four days later. Downpatrick was an open ecclesiastical town of the old type and the invaders rode in and surprised it in the small hours of February 2. De Courcy attacked the fortress and administrative centre of Rath Celtair (the Mound of Down), defeating and driving off Rory MacDonlevy (Ruaidhri Mac Duinnshleibhe), King of the Dál Fiatach and Ulster (Ulaid).
In 1183, John de Courcy brought in some Benedictines from the abbey of St. Werburgh in Chester (today Chester Cathedral) in England and built a cathedral friary for them at Downpatrick. This building was destroyed by an earthquake in 1245.
In 1260 Brian O’Neill (Brian Ua Néill), King of Tír Eoghain (Tyrone) and who had been acknowledged as High King of Ireland by Hugh O’Conor of Connacht and Tadhg O’Brien of Thomond marched to Downpatrick, a centre of English settlement, and, allied with a Connacht force under Hugh O’Conor, fought the foreigners in the Battle of Down. The battle took place outside the city of Down and O’Neill, 8 Connacht lords and many others died. The death of Brian O’Neill and the defeat of the Irish was lamented by the Cenél nEógain bard Gilbride MacNamee (Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe)(1210–1272) in a poem.
Thanks to Wikipedia