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  • 1 The Argory Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Tullyroan BT71

    This fine country house was built on the banks of the River Blackwater in around 1824 and painstakingly decorated by the McGeough-Bonds. They paid particular attention to the heating and lighting, installing an acetylene generator in the courtyard. L..

  • 2 Navan Fort Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Armagh-Killylea Road GB - Armagh BT60 4LD

    Navan Fort is an impressive earthwork dating from the late Bronze Age. Surrounded by sacred sites and settlements, it was the most important place in Ulster at the time and believed by many to be Emain Macha, the legendary capital referred to in the ..

  • 3 St Patrick's Cathedral (Anglican) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Vicar's Hill GB - Armagh BT61 7ED

    Restored several times in the 18 and 19C centuries, the present cathedral is a sober building in Perpendicular Gothic style. The outside is decorated with a series of stone medieval grotesques and has a sundial dating from 1706. Inside, there are a n..

  • 4 St. Patrick's Cathedral (Catholic) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Cathedral Rd GB - Armagh BT61 7QX

    A flight of 44 steps lead up to the high, twin-spired cathedral. Building started in Duff's Perpendicular Gothic style but the Great Famine brought the work to a halt until 1854. It was completed in 1873 by McCarthy in Decorated Gothic style. The sta..

  • 5 Mall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The Mall East GB - Armagh BT61 9BE

    The Mall is the most attractive urban feature of Armagh with a long stretch of lawn, a cricket pitch and pavilion, lined with elegant terraced houses. In the 8C, as its old name, the Commons, indicates, it was used for grazing. The Mall was used for ..

  • 6 County Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    The Mall East GB - Armagh BT61 9BE

    The region's political and social history illustrated by a series of exhibits: prehistoric tools and weapons, paleochristian relics, photographs of monuments, some still in existence, 18 and 19C costumes and military uniforms and examples of local cr..

  • 7 Ardress House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    64 rd. Ardress GB - Annaghmore BT62 1SQ

    An austere 17C manor house which was extended and embellished by the architect, George Ensor, in the 18C. The elegant house has a farmyard with a well-populated chicken run and numerous outbuildings including a traditional dairy, pig sties and forge...

  • 8 Museum of the Royal Irish Fusiliers

    Museums and art

    Sovereigns House. The Mall GB - Armagh BT61 9DL

    The history of the five Irish Fusilier regiments, formed in 1793 to fight against the French and which became a single regiment with five battalions in 1881, is illustrated by a magnification exhibition of flags and standards, uniforms, medals, weapo..

  • 9 Palace Demesne

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Armagh BT60

    The residence of the Anglican Archbishops of Armagh from the 17C to the 20C; the courtyard buildings are home to the Palace Stables Heritage Centre. The exhibition is based on a specific theme; the life of the palace on a particular day (23 July 1776..

  • 10 St Patrick's Trian

    Museums and art

    40 Upper English St GB - Armagh BT61 7BA

    The Trian was one of the city's administrative divisions. The exhibition links the history of Armagh with religious beliefs, by means of paintings and an audiovisual presentation. The Trian also has a genealogical research centre, holds art exhibitio..

  • 11 Planetarium

    Museums and art

    College Hill GB - Armagh BT61 9DB

    The planetarium, with its 15 m diameter dome, was set up in 1968 by Dr Lindsay, the Observatory Director (1937-1974), who invited the English astronomer, Patrick Moore, to be the first director of the new establishment. The actual Observatory was fou..

  • 12 Robinson Public Library

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    43 Abbey Street GB - Armagh BT61 7DY

    The library, founded by Archbishop Robinson in 1771, is situated in a building designed by Thomas Cooley; the Greek inscription on the front means "soothing of the mind". The library possesses a copy of Gulliver's Travels, annotated by Swif..

  • 13 St Patrick's Fold

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Scotch St GB - Armagh BT61 7HB

    The house is supposedly built on the site of St Patrick's first church in Armagh. It was designed in 1812 by Francis Johnston for Leonard Dobbin, Member of Parliament for Armagh from 1833 to 1838. The houses in nearby Dobbin Street (1811) are also at..

  • 14 Gosford Forest Park

    Nature and gardens

    Gosford Demesne GB - Markethill BT60 1GD

    Once owned by the Earls of Gosford, the forest park includes an arboretum, walled gardens and bee-hives. A nature trail leads around the park. Note the amazing Dean's Chair, an artificial circus let into a south-facing slope to take advantage of the ..

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