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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 Modern Irish in Armagh City

Moody Boar

Inside the former palace stables at the Palace Demesne Public Park, the Moody Boar opens to a courtyard where music plays on Friday afternoons. Vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are a speciality; chef Sean Farnan fo…
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…
Cafe in Armagh City

Café Papa

This deli-cum-cafe serves good coffee, cakes, home-baked bread and gourmet sandwiches. It also does bistro dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings when you can bring your own wine.
Bistro in Armagh City

Uluru Bar & Grill

So popular it recently relocated to much larger premises, Aussie-run Uluru brings a bit of antipodean flair to Armagh, with Aboriginal art on the walls and a menu that includes huge 'bushranger's breakfasts', Bondi …
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.