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Located near the centre of St Patrick's cathedral city, a visit to Armagh County Museum is an ideal

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Armagh County Museum, Armagh

The oldest county museum in Ireland is set in Armagh’s beautiful Georgian tree lined Mall. Its collections capture centuries of stories relating to the people who lived, worked and had connections with this famous city and historic county.

Lough Neagh Discovery and Conference Centre, Lurgan, Craigavon

The Lough Neagh Discovery and Conference Centre boasts 3 conference rooms, Tourist Info,footpaths, bird watching hides, woodland, ponds, wildflower meadows, picnic and play areas. Enjoy stunning, panoramic views of the Lough from the loughside café.

The Palace Demesne Public Park, Armagh

The Palace Demesne, formerly part of the estate belonging to the Archbishops of Armagh right up until the 1970s, comprises of various walks to suit all ages, a outdoor play park, friary out door gym and a restaurant and on site.

Gosford Forest Park, Markethill, Armagh

The estate has associations with Dean Swift. Heritage poultry; rare breeds of cattle and sheep in open paddocks; deer park; walled garden. Barbecue sites, way marked nature trails/treks and Arboretum.

Peatlands Park, Dungannon

Peatlands Park, close to the southern shores of Lough Neagh, was the first of its type in the British Isles and was specifically established to promote and facilitate peatland awareness and issues.

Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Killeavy, Newry

Tree felling operations in the main woodland area of Slieve Gullion Forest will be ongoing for a period of approximately 3 months. The Scenic Drive will be closed to public vehicle access from Monday, 23rd February; however, car parking for visitors will still be available in the forest car park adjacent to the Play Park and Courtyard.

Forest Visitors are asked to observe all Health & Safety signage that is in place throughout the period of working. Additional information signage concerning bio-security precautions, and to give advance warning of the work, will be placed at key access points.

Any enquiries regarding this work should be directed to customer.forestservice@dardni.gov.uk or by phone to 028 4377 2241 – Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00 hours only.

Slieve Gullion has been long associated with myths and legends. Here visitors can walk in the footsteps of Finn McCool and Cu Chulainn. Visitors can also experience a 6000 year old tomb, enjoy the red squirrel walk, or jump around in the playpark.

Ardress House, Portadown, Craigavon

Ardress is nestled in the apple orchards of County Armagh and offers afternoons of fun and relaxation for everyone. Built in the 17th century as a farmhouse, Ardress was remodelled in Georgian times.

The Argory, Dungannon

The Argory was built in the 1820s and its hilltop location offers wonderful views over the gardens and 320 acre wooded riverside estate.

Armagh Planetarium, Armagh

Armagh Planetarium is quite simply “out of this world”. Watch an amazing Digital Theatre show where you can relax and experience our planet and beyond. During your visit why not design, build and launch your own rocket?

Armagh Public Library, Armagh

Established in 1771, Armagh Public Library is one of the oldest libraries in Ireland, holding rare and valuable books, ancient Irish artefacts, and print, gem and coin collections. Visitors and researchers, individuals and groups, are all welcome.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland), Armagh

Saint Patrick founded his chief church here on the Hill of Armagh in 445AD, and there has been a Christian church on the site ever since. The present building dates from the 13th Century and was last restored in 1834.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), Armagh

This imposing cathedral, on an elevated site, was started in 1840, but work was suspended during the Great Famine of 1845-48 and recommenced in 1854 when J. J. McCarthy was appointed architect. It was dedicated for worship in 1873.

Ring of Gullion Way,

A circular walk through and ancient volcanic landscape.

The Navan Centre, Armagh

The Navan Centre interprets one of Ireland’s most important ancient monuments, Navan Fort, the ancient capital and seat of the Kings of Ulster.

Ti Chulainn Cultural, Events and Accommodation Centre, Mullaghbawn, Newry

Ti Chulainn specialises in organising cultural events and activities to enable visitors to experience and participate in the rich cultural heritage of the region. It also currently houses an extensive collection of folklore.

Kinnego Marina, Lurgan, Craigavon

Situated on Lough Neagh beside the Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Kinnego Marina is the largest marina on the Lough. There is a range of associated amenities on site and instruction on watersports and water safety.

Newry Canal Way,

Quiet, easy route mostly on the canal side path

Ballymacdermot Court Tomb, Newry

This monument is an extremely well preserved Neolithic burial site with three chambers. It can be dated between 4000 and 2500 BC.

No 5 Vicars' Hill, Armagh

Built in 1772 as the Diocesan Registry to hold records for the Church of Ireland Diocese, this Grade A listed building has been restored and was formally opened to the public in March 2011. Fully accessible. Interactive displays for all ages.

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