Attractions

Navan Fort

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81 Killylea Road, Armagh, County Armagh,
T: (028) 9082 3207
E: scmenquiries@communities-ni.gov.uk

Until the 29th January 2016 the following elements of Navan will be available to visitors.

To the west of Armagh City lies Navan Fort, the ancient “Emain Macha” of Irish history and legend and one of the earliest provincial capital of Ulster. It is a large earthwork on top of a drumlin and is thought to be the site of a pagan sanctuary.

In early Irish mythological tales, Emain was the Head Quaters of the Red Branch knights. It is one of a small number of sites identified as a prehistoric provincial capital in early sources. The others are Tara, Knockaulin and Cruachan.

There is a woodland walk at the base of the hill which is suitable for wheelchair users. However, Navan itself has grassy slopes unsuited for wheelchair users and those with difficulty walking.

No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.

To learn more about one of Ireland's most important ancient monuments visit the adjoining Navan Centre.