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Navan Centre & Fort [Emain Macha]
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Navan Centre & Fort is one of Ireland’s most famous and important archaeological sites, a place where myth and reality meet.
 
Experience life over 2000 years ago, as you walk in the footsteps of warriors to the ancient Navan Fort (Emain Macha), the site of the great temple of 95BC. Your guide will explain how and why this impressive ceremonial structure was built, as well as highlighting the importance of the surrounding sites in the Navan complex. 
 
Become totally immersed in life as an Iron Age Celt!  
Immerse yourself in Iron Age life, as you meet the resident Celtic clan & view their period dwelling! During your visit, you may find the Celts regaling you with stories of their past triumphs, cooking, weaving or even preparing their weaponry for battle. Although our warriors may look fierce, you are assured of a warm welcome – as long as you stay a spear’s length away!
 
For younger visitors, the indoor and outdoor Archaeology Discovery space is a must-see, along with an Ecology trail to truly appreciate the diversity of wildlife the grounds have to offer.
 

Visitor Information

Open Year-Round

1st April-30th September: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tuesday - Sunday)
1st October-31st March: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Tuesday-Sunday)

See www.visitarmagh.com/navan for up to date opening times

(Note: The Living History interpretation operates April to September only)

Contact Details

Navan Centre & Fort [Emain Macha]
81 Killylea Road, Armagh, Co. Armagh

T: +44 (0) 28 3752 9644
W: www.visitarmagh.com/navan

Approx. visit duration: 2 hours minimum

Admission Prices 2021
Prices are in £ sterling


Adult: £8.00
Senior (aged 65+): £6.50
Student (with valid ID): £6.50
Child (aged 4-18): £5.00
Child (under 4): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): £24
Extra Child: £3.75

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Other Useful Information

DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Ancient Grounds Coffee Shop serves home-baked food daily. There is also a picnic area.

SHOPPING
Gift shop selling a range of gifts and speciality books. 

PARKING
Free car and coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
The Navan Centre and Iron Age Dwelling are fully accessible. The Fort requires a level of good mobility.

WI-FI
Free Wi-Fi available in the coffee shop area.

GROUPS
Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required. 

ACCOLADES & AWARDS

  • TripAdvisor, Traveller's Choice (2020)
  • Sandford Award for Heritage Education (2017)
  • NI4kids 'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' (2014)

 

Map Location

The Navan Centre & Fort is 3km from the City of Armagh.

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