No 5 Vicar's Hill

Counties Down & Armagh

The collection of nearby Armagh Robinson Library spills over into the octagonal rooms of No 5 Vicar's Hill, a depository for Church of Ireland records, where you can see ancient coins, early Christian artefacts and other curiosities from Archbishop Robinson's collections.

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