Armagh

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General Information

Armagh is located in the Armagh County of Northern IrelandUnited Kingdom and is home to two cathedrals and the Armagh Observatory, which are favourite sights.  The town was given city status in 1994, but remains small and is one of the least-populated places in Northern Ireland.

The two cathedrals are the Church of Ireland Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Cathedral, both named after Saint Patrick.  The Armagh Observatory was first established and then the Planetarium, providing those visitors interested in astronomy and space endless hours of entertainment.

The Mall, a central open area with cricket fields and wonderful Georgian buildings, is a must-see for any tourist.  Armagh is a place steeped in history with an interesting public library rich in 17th- and 18th-century English books, along with the County Museum which has a range of prehistoric artefacts.  Visitors to Northern Ireland should not miss spending some time in this fascinating little city.

Things to do and see in Armagh

Some of the activities and attractions in and around Armagh are :-

  • Navan Fort - large circular earthwork surrounding the summit of a drumlin hill and is the site of some fascinating archaeological discoveries
  • Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum
  • Armagh Planetarium, Observatory and Astropark
  • The Mall
  • Saint Patrick’s Trian – an exhibition telling the story of Gulliver’s Travels

Please see the activities directory for more information.

Accommodation in Armagh

There is a variety of accommodation options in and around this city;  from bed and breakfasts and hotels to inns.  Please view the accommodation directory providing tourists with various options. 

Restaurants and Businesses in Armagh

There are some superb choices in Armagh from restaurants for the fine diner, as well as street dining and the many pubs which provide delicious local fare.  

There are many businesses in the city which provide various outlets from retail to industry and wholesale.  

View the restaurant and business directories for more information, or add your own free business listing.

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