Emain Macha…
from where the ancient Kings of Ulster ruled…

As one of Irelands most famous and important archaeological sites, the legendary Emain Macha home of the famous Red Branch Knights and Ulster Cycle of tales is a place were myth and reality meets. The Centre offers visitors a unique appreciation of the history of the area.

There will be no exhibition available from 16th November to 15th January 2016. 

Thereafter we will offer a tour guide who will explain the history of this site and will walk with you to the base of the historic Navan mound. Weather permitting they will guide you to the top of Navan Fort.  Visitors can then meet with the Celts and experience life in the Iron Age dwelling where the will be cooking, weaving, making pottery and much more.

Enjoy the audio visual presentation examining the stories of the Ulster Cycle.

And for children, enjoy the Archaeology Discovery Room where you can step into the shoes of an archaeologist while having fun.  Don’t forget to have a try of our new play area, where even the play slide is like the Hound of Ulster!


Relax in Navan Restaurant– tempting your tastebuds with traditional fayre.


Christmas & New Year Holidays

Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd December open 10.00am – 4.00pm

Thursday 24th – Sunday 3rd January  Closed

Monday 4th January open 10.00am – 4.00pm

Contact Us

The Centre operates year round and has both indoor and outdoor activities please bring outdoor footwear and clothing if it’s wet. For further details please contact:
Navan Centre & Fort
81 Killylea Road, Armagh. BT60 4LD
t: +44 (0) 28 3752 9644
f: +44 (0) 28 3752 6431
textphone users: 18001 3752 9644
e: navan@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk


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