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Guided Tours of the Archbishop's Palace

The Archbishop's Palace/ABC Council Offices, The Palace Demesne, Armagh, County Armagh, BT60 4EL
Guided Tours of the Archbishop's Palace


Take this special opportunity to see behind the doors of The Primate's Palace, built by Archbishop Robinson and used as the home of the Church of Ireland Archbishops from 1770 until the 1970s. Your guide will welcome visitors to this magnificent building providing you with a fascinating tour lasting approximately 60 minutes. The Palace was designed by famous architect Thomas Cooley in the classical style, originally it had 2 stories and a basement, another floor and raised portico were added in 1825 under the primateship of Lord John George Beresford.

Your guide will share their knowledge of the building including the story of former Archbishop of Armagh, Richard Robinson 1765 to 1794, a colourful personality, often known as the Builder of Armagh. In addition, you will be treated to a feast for the eyes with the exhibition of the "Artist in Residence" local man J B Vallely, who has had a career in art and music spanning over 6 decades. His paintings are renowned nationally and internationally with diverse themes such as music, sport, mythology, dance and historical events. This tour is suitable for adults & children aged 6+

Please note the tours take place on 18th June, 2nd July, 6th August, 3rd September.

If you have any special requirements please advise at the time of booking by emailing

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Adult£6.00 per ticket

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Opening Times

Season (18 June 2023)
Sunday14:00 - 15:00
Season (2 July 2023)
Sunday14:00 - 15:00
Season (6 Aug 2023)
Sunday14:00 - 15:00
Season (3 Sept 2023)
Sunday14:00 - 15:00

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