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…
Top Choice Historic Site in Around 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…
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…
Interpretation Centre in Around Armagh City

Navan Centre

At Navan Fort, the Navan Centre has exhibitions placing the fort in its historical context, and a re-creation of an Iron Age settlement.
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.
Historic Building in Bessbrook

Derrymore House

Just south of Bessbrook is Derrymore House, an elegant thatched cottage built in 1776 for Isaac Corry, the Irish MP for Newry for 30 years; the Act of Union was drafted in the drawing room here in 1800. The house is…
Historic Site in Ring of Gullion

Killevy Churches

Surrounded by beech trees, these ruined, conjoined churches, 6km south of Camlough, were constructed on the site of a 5th-century nunnery founded by St Moninna. The eastern church dates from the 15th century and sha…