Northern Ireland Highlights & Hidden Gems

Armagh City

Armagh is Ireland's oldest city and its ecclesiastical capital, with the spires of St. Patrick's Church of Ireland and Catholic Cathedrals dominating the skyline.

Patrick built his first church on the site of the Church of Ireland Cathedral way back in 445AD and declared Armagh the home of Christianity in Ireland. The Catholic Cathedral's site was said to have been chosen prophetically when our saintly hero saved a fawn from capture and carried it to safety on the hill.

Today's Armagh retains strong religious links and is also a city of historical monuments, museums and heritage sites. Striking Georgian buildings overlook the emerald green Mall and nearby winding streets reveal some cute cafes, shops and the Shambles Market.

Find out more about the city's Palace StablesNavan Centre, Armagh Museum, Planetarium and other Orchard County attractions - as well as hotel and hostel overnight options - via the Visitor Information Centre. 


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