Navan Fort, Armagh, County Armagh
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With rich early history and heritage and connections to the past preserved to this day for your enjoyment.
Our rich history has left us with many impressive tombs, ancient burial sites, towers and forts dotted all over the countryside. Travel back in time 9,000 years and trace our culture and history back to the first people who settled here.
1. Giant's Ring
Refreshingly little is known about this prehistoric enclosure, over 600 ft in diameter, with an earthen bank 20 foot wide and 12 foot high and a dolmen in the centre. Find out more.
2. Ballycopeland Windmill
Late 18th-century tower mill in use until 1915 and still in working order. Take a virtual tour and discover this unique building. Find out more.
3. Bellaghy Bawn
Built around 1619 by Sir Baptist Jones, Bellaghy Bawn is a fortified house and bawn (the defensive wall surrounding an Irish tower house). Find out more.
4. Mountsandel Fort
Mountsandel Wood is the earliest known settlement of man in Ireland dating to between 7600 and 7900BC.
Flint tools were found here, indicating that Stone Age hunters camped here to fish salmon in the natural weir. Find out more.
5. Beaghmore Stone Circles
Mysterious complex of 7 Bronze Age stone circles and alignments. It's where megalithic tombs and the mysterious Beaghmore stone circles stand as silent witnesses to the settlements that thrived here 6,000 years ago. Find out more.
6. Tullaghoge Fort
Tullaghoge Fort was a royal power centre which came to historical prominence in the 11th Century when it was a dynastic centre for Cenel nEogain (later the O’Neills). Find out more. Find out more.
7. Grey Point Fort
Grey Point Fort is one of the best preserved early 20th century coastal forts anywhere in the British Isles. Situated in Helen's Bay, Grey Point Fort houses a most unusual hands-on military museum. Find out more.
8. Ardboe Old Cross
A 10th Century Cross situated on a rocky height on the shores of Lough Neagh. It is a national monument which is believed to be the first High Cross of Ulster. The cross stands 18.5 feet high and 3.5 feet wide. Find out more.
9. 17th Century City Walls
Londonderry/Derry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and is one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. A walk around the walls reveals a city crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene. Find out more.
10. Navan Fort
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. Find out more.