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Navan Centre & Fort [Emain Macha]
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One of Ireland’s most famous and important archaeological sites, the legendary Navan Fort is where myth and reality meets.
The Navan Centre & Fort is a place where myth and reality meet. As the ancient seat of Kings and the earliest capital of Ulster, there is plenty to explore! Step back in time by 2,000 years with a visit to the Iron Age dwelling (April-September), where you will meet the Celts going about their daily lives and bringing history to life! 
After meeting real-life warriors, learn more about the stories of the bravest of them all - Cú Chulainn and the Red Branch Knights. On-site AV show incorporates many of the tales of the Ulster Cycle associated with the great site of the Navan Fort.
With archaeological evidence of the site dating back to 95BC, experienced tour guides will accompany you to what is undoubtedly one of Ireland's most famous sites. 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.
Highlights include:
  • Meeting with the Celts in an Iron Age Dwelling
  • Walking the footsteps of history on a guided tour to Navan Fort
  • The interactive Archaeology Discovery Room
  • Environmental aspects of the site, which you will learn about on the Ecology Trail
  • Gain a unique appreciation of the history of Emain Macha 

Visitor Information

Open Year Round

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(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

IMPORTANT NOTE: work is currently underway on some exhibits. The following elements of Navan will be available to visitors:

  • A condensed exhibition looking at the background of Navan in a local and national context.
  • Audio visual show bringing the Myths & Legends of the Ulster Cycle to life.
  • Outstanding Archaeology Discovery Room where you can bring archaeology alive to understand the history of Navan.
  • A site self-guided map for your visit to Navan Fort, or weather permitting, a fully guided tour to the site.

Approx. visit duration: 2 hours minimum

Admission Prices 2019
Prices are in £ sterling

Winter Rates

Adult: £5.60
Senior (aged 65+): £4.17
Student (with valid ID): £4.17
Child (aged 4-18): £3.40
Child (under 4): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): £16.40

Summer Rates

Adult: £6.80
Senior (aged 65+): £5.60
Student (with valid ID): £5.60
Child (aged 4-18): £4.55
Child (under 4): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): £18.55

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Other Useful Information

Café/restaurant serving home-baked food daily. There is also a picnic area.

Gift shop selling range of gifts and speciality books. 

Free car and coach parking on-site.

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

Free Wi-Fi available in the restaurant area.

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


  • Sandford Award for Heritage Education (2013)
  • NI4kids 'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' (2014)
  • TripAdvisor, Centre of Excellence Award (2015)


Map Location

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

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