The Bishop’s Palace (1770) in Armagh is a beautiful neo-Classical building situated in 300 acres of parkland. This was the residence of the Archbishops of the Church of Ireland from 1770 to 1975. It was built for Archbishop Richard Robinson to the designs of Francis Johnston (GPO O’Connell Street, Dublin) and later by Thomas Cooley (The Royal Exchange and The Four Courts, Dublin), two of Ireland’s most famous architects of the time. It is now the headquarters for Armagh City and District Council and is a popular, after being vacated by the Archbishop in the 1970s. This is classified as a grade ‘A’ listed building for Northern Ireland for it’s outstanding architectural set pieces and a least altered interiors. Ancient Armagh was the territory of the Ulaid before the fourth century a.d and was ruled from the nearby Emain Macha (or Navan Fort). Armagh is also regarded as the seat of St. Patrick.