County Armagh

Ard Mhacha meaning ‘Macha’s height’
Motto : In Concilio Consilium – In Council, we plan

These are the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Armagh

An ancient capital, The legend of Emain Macha and a Barbary Macaque

Navan Fort, Armagh, County Armagh Navan Fort or 'Emain Macha' is located a couple of miles outside the Cathedral City of Armagh. It is one of Ireland's most important ancient monuments. According to mythology, this [...]

A grade ‘A’ listed building, A Bishop’s residence & The ancient seat of St. Patrick

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 [...]

One of the finest ancient burial chambers in the North of Ireland

Clontygora Court Tomb is located near Flagstaff in co. Armagh. it dates from approx c.3500 b.c and is one of the finest burial chambers in Northern Ireland. It is locally known as the “King’s Ring” [...]

The earliest dateable stone monument in Ireland

Kilnasaggart Pillar Stone, Jonesborough, County Armagh The Kilnasaggart Pillar Stone dates to 700 AD and is one of the earliest datable stone monuments in Ireland. It stands six feet tall and the ogham script on [...]

The oldest scientific institution in Northern Ireland & ground breaking architecture

Armagh Observatory was established by Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh, in 1789. Robinson was not only the leader of the Church of Ireland but was also a multi-millionaire by today's standards and as as an [...]

An eclectic mix of architectural styles, St Patrick & the Cardinal’s Hats

The Catholic Cathedral of St Patrick's is located in Armagh City. This was a former site near where St Patrick himself was reputed to have built a church in 445 a.d inside a ringfort on [...]

The Hag’s Chair, The Ring of Gullion & Absolutely worth re-erecting

The Ballykeel Dolmen, Camlouth, County Armagh This classic example of a tripod portal tomb or dolmen is locally known as 'The Hag's Chair' and dates from around c.3200 BC. When excavated in 1963, plain and [...]

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