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Navan Fort

81 Killylea Road, Armagh, County Armagh, BT60 4LD
Navan Fort

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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.

Facilities

Catering

  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Guide Prices

Admission free.

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Opening Times

* There is open access to Navan Fort all year round.

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Road Directions

Directions from Town:
2 miles (3.2km) west of Armagh, north of the A28 to Killylea. The Navan Centre on the A28 is well signposted, has a large car park and a path leads north to the monument. Access can also be gained by turning off the A28 to Navan Fort Road and there is a lay-by at the monument.

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