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Navan Fort
48367-Navan Fort
Navan Centre & Fort, County Armagh

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.

Opening times

There is open access to Navan Fort all year round.

Price list

Admission free.

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

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Facilities

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
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Navan Fort

Address
81 Killylea Road
Armagh
County Armagh
BT60 4LD
Phone number
T: (028) 9082 3207
Email
Web Address
https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/historic-environment
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