Top Choice Museum in Armagh City

Armagh Public Library

A first edition of Gulliver's Travels, published in 1726 and annotated by Swift himself, is the most prized possession of the Armagh Public Library, founded in 1771 by Archbishop Robinson. Other treasures include S…
Top Choice Cathedral in Armagh City

St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral

The city's Anglican cathedral occupies the site of St Patrick's original stone church. The present cathedral's ground plan is 13th century but the building itself is a Gothic restoration dating from 1834 to 1840. A …
Top Choice Cathedral in Armagh City

St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral

Huge twin towers dominate the approach to Armagh's Roman Catholic Cathedral, built between 1838 and 1873 in Gothic Revival style. Inside it seems almost Byzantine, with every piece of wall and ceiling covered in bri…
Museum in Armagh City

Armagh County Museum

Prehistoric axe heads, items found in bogs, corn dollies and straw-boy outfits, and military costumes and equipment are among the county museum's displays. Don't miss the gruesome cast-iron skull that once graced th…
Planetarium in Armagh City

Armagh Planetarium

The Armagh Observatory was founded by Archbishop Robinson in 1789 and is still Ireland's leading astronomical-research institute. Aimed mainly at educating young people, the adjacent Armagh Planetarium has an intera…
Museum in Armagh City

Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum

Near the county museum, the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum tells the story of the 'Eagle Takers', the first regiment to capture one of Bonaparte's imperial eagle standards in 1811.
Museum in Armagh City


The collection of Armagh Public Library spills over into the nearby Registry, a depository for Church of Ireland records, where you can see ancient coins, early Christian artefacts and other curiosities from the lib…
Park in Armagh City

Palace Demesne Public Park

This palace and surrounding 121-hectare estate were home to the archbishops of the Church of Ireland from the 1770s to the 1970s. The palace itself now houses Armagh's city council and is closed to the public, but y…
Historic Building in Armagh City

Armagh Gaol

On the Mall opposite the courthouse is the once-forbidding Armagh Gaol. Built in 1780 to the design of Thomas Cooley, it remained in use until 1988 and is currently being converted into a hotel and apartments.
Historic Building in Armagh City

Armagh Courthouse

At the northern end of the Mall stands Armagh Courthouse, rebuilt after being destroyed by a huge IRA bomb blast in 1993. It originally dates from 1809, designed by local man Francis Johnston, who later became one o…