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Discover Navan Fort with your guide Cormac Ó hAdhmaill. This app provides an engaging, video tour of Navan Fort, one of Ireland’s most important historical locations.

 

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Discover Navan Fort App

The Discover Navan Fort app features presenter-led video clips that explore the archaeological and mythological heritage of this important prehistoric site.

 

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Videos are available in English and Irish, select your preferred language using the buttons. If you are visiting Navan Fort in Armagh, click the ‘yes’ button and GPS will automatically trigger the video relating to your location. Otherwise, select ‘no’ and video can be triggered by using the on screen map and clicking the markers.

photograph of presenter Cormac Ó hAdhmaill

Videos are presented by Cormac Ó hAdhmaill

Your guide Cormac Ó hAdhmaill will welcome you and recount the story of Navan Fort. As you walk around the fort, GPS will trigger explanatory video relating to your location. Information points are marked on the map.

 

Reconstruction of large wooden building

Reconstruction of large wooden building

Maps, aerial photographs, re-enactments and reconstructions are used to explore different aspects of Navan Fort’s heritage.

Map showing markers that indicate video content located at navan Fort

Markers indicate video content located at Navan Fort

For off-location use you can explore the site by using the onscreen map. Click on the markers to watch each video.

Navan Fort/ Eamhain Macha

Aerial view of Navan Fort

Aerial view of Navan Fort

Navan Fort is situated on a drumlin outside Armagh City in a rich archaeological landscape that includes Haughey’s FortThe King’s Stables and Loughnashade.  Navan Fort is a large circular enclosure that surrounds the top of the drumlin. Within the enclosure two monuments are clearly visible: a large 6 m high man-made mound to the west and a ploughed-down, ring barrow to the east.

 

Eamhain Macha, the Navan Fort, legendary capital of Ulster and one of the provincial royal sites of Ireland, equivalent to Knockaulin in Leinster, Tara in Co. Meath, Rathcroghan in Connaught and Cashel in Munster. There is archaeological evidence of occupation at this site dating back to the Neolithic period, around 6000 years ago, but its the evidence from the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, two to three thousand years ago, that highlights Navan Fort’s importance.