A magical and historical place where myth, legend and reality intertwine, creating one of Irelands’s most famous archaeological sites.
Myth and reality collide at the Navan Centre & Fort, in County Armagh – a town steeped in local history.
There is a much to discover in this early capital of Ulster and former royal seat of Kings! Visit our Iron Age home to travel back in time by 2000 years, where you will encounter Celts going about their daily lives and bringing history to life in front of your very eyes!
Learn how they managed to live and prosper as they take you through this engaging, one-of-a-kind experience. The Celtic clan may be found preparing food, weaving, caring for their plants, or even sharpening their weapons preparing for battle.
Discover more about the bravest of all warriors, Cu Chulainn and the Red Branch Knights, after meeting actual warriors. Many of the Ulster Cycle stories connected to the beautiful Emain Macha site are featured in our audiovisual show (Navan Fort).
Experienced tour guides will accompany you and explain the significance of the remaining mounds and ditches, as well as how it is thought that the Celtic Spirituality associated with this site; brought Patrick to the area to build his first stone church and establish Armagh as the Ecclesiastical Capital of Ireland.
Did you know?
Archaeological evidence of the main site dates back to 95BC.
Amenities and Facilities
Car park – free, blue badge spaces available
Toilets – including accessible toilets
Baby changing facilities available
Dogs are not allowed unless assistance dogs
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