Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Armagh City

Navan Fort

Perched atop a drumlin, Ulster's most important archaeological site is linked in legend with the tales of Cúchulainn and named as capital of Ulster and the seat of the legendary Knights of the Red Branch. Exhibits a…
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 Library in Armagh City

Armagh Robinson Library

A first edition of Gulliver's Travels, published in 1726 and annotated by Swift himself, is the most prized possession of the wonderful Armagh Robinson Library, founded in 1771 by Archbishop Robinson. Other treasure…
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…
Park in Armagh City

Mall

This long grassy expanse east of Armagh's centre was a horse-racing, cock-fighting and bull-baiting venue until the 18th century, when Archbishop Robinson decided that it was all a tad vulgar for a city of learning,…
Observatory in Armagh City

Armagh Observatory

The Armagh Observatory was founded by Archbishop Robinson in 1789 and is still Ireland's leading astronomical-research institute. The observatory building is closed to the public but the attractive grounds (open dur…
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…
Planetarium in Armagh City

Armagh Planetarium

Aimed mainly at educating young people, the Armagh Planetarium has an interactive exhibition on space exploration, and a digital theatre that screens a range of spectacular half-hour shows on its domed ceiling (preb…
Museum in Armagh City

No 5 Vicar's Hill

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 …
Museum in Armagh City

Armagh County Museum

Prehistoric axe heads, artefacts found in bogs, corn dollies and straw-boy outfits, and military costumes and equipment are among the items on display at the county museum. Don't miss the gruesome cast-iron skull th…